Translated Vase
Ceramic trash, aluminum bar, epoxy, 24K gold leaf
2002 / 2006 - 2011

I took ceramic trash from a ceramic master who reproduces old Korean ceramics such as Joseon Baekja or Celadon.
After baking in a kiln by using the old method, ceramic masters break almost 70 percent of the porcelains that dont reach up to their standards of masterpieces.
I put the broken bits and pieces of ceramic trash together one by one as if I'm putting together a jigsaw puzzle. And I cover the seams with 24 karat gold leaf.
The result was uncanny and bumpy objects. Each broken piece operates as a self forming into an infinite proliferation toward as unexpected fabrication--fictitious loquacity and stuttering discards from standard conventional masterpieces.





Translated vase, detail, solo show, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2009, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts




Translated vase, solo show, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2009, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts




Translated vase, 43x45x49(h)cm, 2007, Courtesy of Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, USA




Translated vase, 210x120x95(h)cm, 2007, Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea




Translated vase, installation scene, solo show, 80x85x170(h)cm, 2009, Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany





Translated vase, installation scene, solo show, 2009,
courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea






Translated vase, 84x81x122(h)cm, celadon shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf, 2009
courtesy of Boston Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA






Translated vase, 122x84x81cm, 2009





Translated vase, 62x69x58(h)cm, 2009, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan





Translated vase, 766468(h)cm, 2011, Courtesy of Almine Rech gallery, Brussels




Translated vase, 8783136(h)cm, 2011, Courtesy of Saatchi gallery, UK






Translated vase, 10080151(h)cm, 2011, Courtesy of Saatchi gallery, UK




Translated vase, installation scene, solo show, 2002, Ssamzie space, Seoul, Korea





Translated vase, installation scene, 2009, Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, Canada





Translated vase, installation scene, 2009, Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, Canada





Translated vase, installation scene, 2011, Epic of Units, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea












2011 Yeesookyung