Meekyoung Shin: New Works, Sumarria Lunn Gallery

Meekyoung Shin: New Works, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, until 8th November

2. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 83 x 18 x 40cm

2.
Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 83 x 18 x 40cm

 These works are created by Meekyoung Shin a Korean artist whose sculptures are inspired by 18th and 19th century Chinese Export Porcelain that was created especially for the huge demand from the West.  She also re-interprets Classical and Renaissance sculpture as well.

4. From left to right: a. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 24 x 17 x 17cm b. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 40 x 22 x 22cm c. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 25 x 25 x 33cm d. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 18 x 22 x 11cm

4. From left to right:
a. Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 24 x 17 x 17cm
b. Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 40 x 22 x 22cm
c. Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 25 x 25 x 33cm
d. Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 18 x 22 x 11cm

What makes her works very special is that they are all created from soap – in up to 20 varnished layers.

3. Untitled (Black Series), 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 47 x 19 x 20cm

3.
Untitled (Black Series), 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 47 x 19 x 20cm

Of the material Meekyoung Shin says “Soap is fragile and time-consuming. There’s never been a technique for making big sculptures with soap. I had to learn myself. It’s a similar density or texture to stone, but soap’s nature is opposite – ephemeral not permanent. And soap has a fragrance, which is an important aspect of my work. You have to be there to experience the smell, like travelling to new places.”

5. From left to right: a. Untitled (Red Series) 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 22 x 22 x 43cm b. Untitled (Blue Series) 2013 Soap, varnish, pigments, 21 x 21 x 33cm

5. From left to right:
a. Untitled (Red Series) 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 22 x 22 x 43cm
b. Untitled (Blue Series) 2013
Soap, varnish, pigments, 21 x 21 x 33cm

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