Breeding Drawing 1

Breeding Drawing 2

Breeding Drawing 3

Breeding Drawing 4

Breeding Drawing 5

Breeding Drawing 6

Breeding Drawing 7

Breeding Drawing 8

Breeding Drawing 9

Breeding Drawing 10

Breeding Drawing 11

Breeding Drawing 12

Breeding Drawing 13

Breeding Drawing (2005)

 

These paintings pay homage to Princess Bari from Korean mythology. I made one painting first, turned it upside down and copied it to another panel adding symmetrical images to the left and right. I produced a total of 12 paintings in this fashion. Bari, from Princes Bari, means “to be abandoned, cast away.” Bari was the seventh daughter of the King of the Bulak kingdom. Upset by the fact that the queen kept giving birth to daughters instead of providing him with a son, the king ordered Bari to be abandoned. Later, the King and Queen fell seriously ill; hearing this news, Bari went down to the realm of the dead in order to save them, and returned with an elixir plant. Bari is considered as the originating mother of all Korean shamans.  

 

번식 드로잉 (2005)

 

한국 설화의 주인공인 바리 공주에 대한 나의 헌정작인 이 작품은, 처음에 그린 드로잉의 위 아래를 뒤집고 이를 다른 종이 위에 카피해 그린 후 좌 우 대칭의 이미지를 포함시켜 완성한 작품으로 총 12점의 드로잉이 이 방식을 통해 완성되었다. 바리 공주의 바리라는 이름은 ‘버림받은’이라는 뜻을 담고 있다. 불나국 왕의 일곱번째 딸이었던 바리는 아들을 낳지 못하고 계속해서 딸만 낳는 왕비 때문에 화가 난 왕에 의해 버려진다. 그 후, 죽을병에 걸렸다는 부모님의 소식을 듣고, 부모님을 살리기 위해 저승에서 불로초를 구해 돌아온 바리는 한국 무당의 시조로 일컬어지고 있다.

 

 

Breeding Drawing 1

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 2

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 3

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 4

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 5

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 6

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 7

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 8

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 9

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 10

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 11

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 12

2005

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo by Kim Hyunjin

 

Breeding Drawing 13

2005

Cinnabar and pigment on Korean paper

100x100cm

Ssamzie collection, Seoul, Korea

Courtesy of Ssamzie, Seoul, Korea

Photo: Kim Hyunjin

 

Exhibition history

Ceramics Commune, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea, 2012

To have or to be, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland / Palacio Galveias, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008

Breeding Drawing, Gallery SSamzie, Seoul, Korea, 2005