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Aggregation10-SE032RED

Paper Artwork
2010 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hanji paper, styrofoam
Brief Description
Hanji, Korean mulberry paper, relief artwork
Physical Description
Assemblage of triangular pieces of styrofoam individually wrapped with hanji, the traditional Korean mulberry paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 163cm
  • Width: 131cm
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Purchase funded by Samsung
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.103-2013

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record createdJune 4, 2013
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