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Absolutely Abstract

Exhibition  /  17 Dec 2020  -  09 Jan 2021
Published: 07.01.2021
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Intro
In this exhibition, 22 artists active in the contemporary craft scene participate in the show, presenting 120 abstract works at the Lee Eugean Gallery. They reconstruct specific objects in their work with different artistic languages to express the inner world and pursue purity.

Artist list

Junmin Bae, Yoonjung Choi, Soohyun Chou, Yongjin Chung, Joohee Han, Jihye Kang, Ji Young Kim, Kyeok Kim, Shin-Ryeong Kim, Jeongwon Lee, Joo-hyun Lee, Namkyung Lee, Seulki Lee, Youngim Lee, Youngjoo Lee, Jun Suk Min, Hyun-Seok Sim, Yookyung Song, Sehee Um, Youjin Um, Jaesun Won, Soh Ri Yi
In the aftermath of the prolonged coronavirus outbreak in 2020, it is a pity that the field of culture and arts has shrunk significantly. Art is more likely to fall behind than economic activities essential to survival. Still, such a difficult time is when culture and arts are needed to comfort and heal our isolated and harsh hearts.
 
Pureun Culture Foundation has curated and sponsored the exhibition called "Sagabowol" with the house's theme in 2018 and the following year, in 2019, another show titled "Nest in a Garden" with the theme of the garden has exhibited. And finally, "Absolutely Abstract" with the theme of abstraction for 2020.

In terms of the etymology of abstract, the word "abs" represents the meaning of "away", and "tract" refers to "draw". In other words, abstraction states to the process of not reproducing an object precisely and realistically from an object, but of geometrically and structurally constructing a fine form-factor or expressing one's thoughts or inner feelings through the matching of colours. There are cold abstractions (or geometric abstractions), like geometric patterns, that consist of fine formative elements. Simultaneously, there are hot abstracts that express the inner world freely and symbolically based on the artist's subjective feelings and intuition.
 
Wilhelm Worringer said that there is "abstraction will" inhuman aesthetic sense by natural. Artists turn their eyes from specific objects to their minds and reconstruct them into their own symbolism and characters to express the inner world and pursue purity, creating a place for the audience to experience new things through the art of "meaning" rather than merely "reproduction".
 
In this exhibition, 22 artists active in the contemporary craft scene will participate in the show, presenting 120 abstract works at the Lee Eugean Gallery. [...]This year, many craft artists with this theme have won awards in the leading international competitions, raising the status of Korean crafts which makes it more meaningful.

While appreciating the world’s leading Korean craft artists’ works of art, which are expressed in their abstract language and reconstructed their senses using various materials, I hope you to find the relaxation of tired body and mind. And I wish you an affluent and warm end of the year.

/ Hae Won Koo, Pureun Culture Foundation
 
Ji Young Kim. Necklace: Between the Line, 2020. Sterling silver. Kinetic elements.. 54 x 1 x 1 cm, open: 101 cm. From series: Back of the Moon. Alternative view.Selected in Gioielli in Fermento 20|21 - Part 1.. Ji Young Kim
Necklace: Between the Line, 2020
Sterling silver. Kinetic elements.
54 x 1 x 1 cm, open: 101 cm
From series: Back of the Moon

Alternative view.
Selected in Gioielli in Fermento 20|21 - Part 1.

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Youngjoo Lee. Brooch: Kanon 2020 #B001, 2020. 925 silver, stainless steel (pin).. 10 x 10 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Kanon. Youngjoo Lee
Brooch: Kanon 2020 #B001, 2020
925 silver, stainless steel (pin).
10 x 10 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Kanon
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Seulki Lee. Brooch: Overlap series, 2020. Plastic, aluminium, stainless steel, vacuum forming.. 12 x 6 x 3 cm. Seulki Lee
Brooch: Overlap series, 2020
Plastic, aluminium, stainless steel, vacuum forming.
12 x 6 x 3 cm
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Youjin Um. Object: Combination V, 2020. Sterling silver.. 4 x 3.5 x 12.2 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Combination. Youjin Um
Object: Combination V, 2020
Sterling silver.
4 x 3.5 x 12.2 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Combination
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Yoonjung Choi. Brooch: Reflection #W01, 2020. Special plastic, silver 925.. 7 x 9.3 x 2.8 cm. From series: Breath. Yoonjung Choi
Brooch: Reflection #W01, 2020
Special plastic, silver 925.
7 x 9.3 x 2.8 cm
From series: Breath
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Soohyun Chou. Brooch: Behind - The Voice, 2020. 925 silver, gold plated.. Soohyun Chou
Brooch: Behind - The Voice, 2020
925 silver, gold plated.
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Joohee Han. Brooch: Dancing Rectangles, 2020. Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel.. 7 x 7 x 3 cm. Joohee Han
Brooch: Dancing Rectangles, 2020
Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel.
7 x 7 x 3 cm
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Jihye Kang. Piece: Frame #2, 2021. Acrylic, stainless steel.. 50 x 9 x 50 cm. From series: Purity. Jihye Kang
Piece: Frame #2, 2021
Acrylic, stainless steel.
50 x 9 x 50 cm
From series: Purity
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Shin-Ryeong Kim. Brooch: B.F.no 13, 2020. 925 silver, nickel silver.. 7.8 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm. Shin-Ryeong Kim
Brooch: B.F.no 13, 2020
925 silver, nickel silver.
7.8 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
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Jeongwon Lee. Object: Between, Beyond, 2021. White porcelain, pigment, 1280℃ oxidation firing.. 21 x 21 x 17 cm. Jeongwon Lee
Object: Between, Beyond, 2021
White porcelain, pigment, 1280℃ oxidation firing.
21 x 21 x 17 cm
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Jun Suk Min. Ring: Ring 2020 No. 1, 2020. 925 silver, synthetic ruby.. 6 x 3 x 1 cm. Jun Suk Min
Ring: Ring 2020 No. 1, 2020
925 silver, synthetic ruby.
6 x 3 x 1 cm
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Hyun-Seok Sim. Brooch: Trajectory, 2020. Sterling silver.. 6 x 8.5 x 1.8 cm. Hyun-Seok Sim
Brooch: Trajectory, 2020
Sterling silver.
6 x 8.5 x 1.8 cm
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Yookyung Song. Brooch: Where am I, 2020. Stainless steel, silver, aluminium, magnet.. 5.3 x 9 x 3 cm. Yookyung Song
Brooch: Where am I, 2020
Stainless steel, silver, aluminium, magnet.
5.3 x 9 x 3 cm
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Sehee Um. Brooch: A Series of Accidents, 2020. Stainless steel, lacquer, Jesmonite.. 7.5 x 10.5 x 1 cm. Sehee Um
Brooch: A Series of Accidents, 2020
Stainless steel, lacquer, Jesmonite.
7.5 x 10.5 x 1 cm
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Jaesun Won. Brooch: Accumulated Time B5, 2020. Sterling silver, stainless steel, thread.. 9 x 9 x 3.5 cm. Jaesun Won
Brooch: Accumulated Time B5, 2020
Sterling silver, stainless steel, thread.
9 x 9 x 3.5 cm
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Soh Ri Yi. Bracelet: Untitled, 2020. Sterling silver.. 8 x 5.3 x 7 cm. Soh Ri Yi
Bracelet: Untitled, 2020
Sterling silver.
8 x 5.3 x 7 cm
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