Translated Vase, 2011. By Yee Sookyung (Korean, b. 1963). Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24k gold leaf. Couresty the Artist. Permission is granted to reproduce these images solely in connection with a review or editorial commentary on the POETRY IN CLAY: KOREAN BUNCHEONG CERAMICS FROM LEEUM, SAMSUNG MUSEUM OF ART exhibition at the ASIAN ART MUSEUM February 25 through September 11, 2011. All other reproductions are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the copyright holder and/or museum.
Yee Sookyung contemporises the traditional method of Kintsugi through his artworks. He collects ‘trash’ ceramics, that are broken and unwanted and with the use of the Kintsugi method, repairs them together into sculptural pieces.
Sookyung illustrates how you can incorporate old traditional methods in to new sculptural pieces, enhancing his work and embedding it with deeper meaning.