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Bae Jung-Soon

Bae Jung Soon uses Japanese paper, wire and Swarovski beads as materials to sculpt the ever-evolving female body. The artist, Bea's purpose of creation has been researching in the meaning of the existence of female life. She has been presenting her work in the form of installation art since 1987. In the hay day of Post-modern art, while she was studying for her master’s degree at the Kyoto City University of Arts, she caught the emerging wave of installation art, which was still rare in the Korean art scene at that time. From then, she gained opportunities to exhibit at leading galleries and commercial spaces in Seoul.

 

Japanese paper, the material of her work, is generally available in Japan and Korea and it represents commonality in cultural identity. She considers the characteristic of this paper made with natural material, such as translucency and changeable nature with time, can be associated with the ageing process of human life and body. A beautifully freestanding sculpture which is made by what was once sheets of fragile papers, now standing with the support of soft wires, seems as if representing the process of a female finding the way and finally found the way of standing by herself. Bae, the artist is willing to tell "the myth of ever-changing body" through her artwork. 


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