Yeesookyung ≪I am not the only one but many≫, Massimo De Carlo in London
Yeesookyung’s I am not the only one but many is the artist’s first solo exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in London. The exhibition focuses on the most significant examples of the artist’s recent works. The exhibition is not an anthological presentation, but aims instead to present and analyse concepts and stylistic themes found in contemporary Korean art. At the same time, it highlights the rich practice the artist has developed over the last two decades. Throughout this period, Sookyung has produced a distinct body of works that showcase her engagement in creating a unique narrative that connects her physical and spiritual life.
At the exhibition’s core is the artist’s most well-known series Translated Vase where delicate shapes are created out of discarded ceramic fragments. Recounting Sookyung’s affection for fragments and shards, the series has its origin from a visit to one of the modern masters of Korean pottery back in 2001: upon witnessing the potter destroying vases deemed imperfect, Yeesookyung recuperated the broken shards and reconfigured the fragments into bulbous and personal forms.