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Yeesookyung: Yeesookyung


Thousand (detail), installed at Art Basel in Hong Kong, 2014. 

Combining discarded shards of porcelain with gold leaf, Korean artist Yeesookyung creates new shapes, often softly curved and anthropomorphic, occasionally jagged and alien. This ceramic practice, which started with the “Translated Vases” series in 2006, has proved therapeutic for the artist, and the resulting works are profoundly, undeniably beautiful.

Translated Vase


Ceramic trash, 24K gold leaf, epoxy

Translated Vase TVG 4, 2015

Ceramic shards, epoxy, and 24K gold leaf