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Slip casting porcelain clay
The sphere shape that is casted from the plaster mold is cut and re-assembled. Both functional and non-functional shapes are made

Sol Yoon

Sol Yoon’s work comprises two main series in porcelain: Variations and Archetype. Variations is about creating spheres – cutting out sections and attaching them in different ways to create new compositions – often vessel shapes experimenting with balance.

The Archetype series focuses on deconstructing oval shapes to construct other structures. Here, the shapes concentrate on linear effect. The importance, therefore, is on the interpretation of curves and lines as spheres are cut and re-assembled to create different effects. Yoon’s work is about deconstruction and re-assemblage with emphasis on organic shapes – convex and concave curves. His work is neither functional nor non-functional; how it is perceived depends on the individual. He focuses, however, on mastering different compositions in porcelain by assembling cut out forms, retaining a sense of purity in terms of aesthetic expression.

He is currently in the process of completing his PhD thesis. He has had three solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions both in Korea and around the world. He has also won many awards and his work is found in the collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong and the Korea Ceramic Foundation.