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Paper artwork - Aggregation10-SE032RED

Aggregation10-SE032RED

  • Object:

    Paper artwork

  • Place of origin:

    South Korea (Artist's studio located in Bundang., made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chun , Kwang-Young (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hanji paper, styrofoam

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by Samsung

  • Museum number:

    FE.103-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Aggregation10-SE032RED is composed of countless triangular shapes made of styrofoam that are individually wrapped by hand in pages of old books printed on hanji, the traditional Korean mulberry paper. This aggregation of small entities forms cracks, protrusions and optical illusions. These complex defects symbolise the difficult history of Korea, but the strong paper reflects the resilience of the Korean people.

Hanji is a premium paper to write and paint on, but it is also soft, resilient and versatile to be used in many areas of life in Korea. Traditionally, hanji serves in covering foods, wrapping gifts, and packing household objects for storage or transport. Hanji is also integrated in the Korean traditional house or hanok, plastered on walls, windows, doors and even floors.

Physical description

Assemblage of triangular pieces of styrofoam individually wrapped with hanji, the traditional Korean mulberry paper.

Place of Origin

South Korea (Artist's studio located in Bundang., made)

Date

2010 (made)

Artist/maker

Chun , Kwang-Young (artist)

Materials and Techniques

hanji paper, styrofoam

Dimensions

Height: 163 cm, Width: 131 cm

Descriptive line

Three-dimensional paper artwork made of hanji, Korean paper

Labels and date

In Korea, hanji paper is used in many areas of life, including for wrapping household objects for storage. This work is composed of countless pieces of Styrofoam individually wrapped in pages of books printed on hanji. The surface is full of cracks, protrusions and optical illusions. These complex defects symbolise the difficult history of Korea, but the strong paper reflects of the resilience Korean people. [27/09/2013]

Materials

Hanji; Styrofoam; Material; Pigments

Techniques

Wrapping; Glueing; Tying

Collection

East Asia Collection

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