The pure Aesthetic of Architecture in an area of Sculpture
I believe personally, the beauty of architecture is the best among the other art genres. As it is basically different between the excitement which feels through movement of our bodies and heads from 3-dimensional spaces and excitement from 2-dimensional paintings. However, sometimes architecture would be burdened by something apart from the artistry of space. For instance, architectural structures and equipment come under this disturbing category.
Also, in the area of architecture, as the final decision-maker would be the client not an architect, the creation-right would be restricted deeply by clients. Sometimes the architect who could build the PANTHEON would make the super boring things eventually. So I want to be the client of my architecture.
I’m desperate to explore a possibility of ‘architectural sculpture’ in the area of freedom; art. From now on I want to call it ‘sculpitecture’ as a compound word sculpture and architecture. It is not the existing sculpture to be appreciated from a distance but the sculpture could be appreciated for audiences to enter a sculpture like architecture. In conclusion, to approach architecture just in the view of pure formative arts without these restrictions is the essence of my work.
The first month
- sample no.1-2
: image printing
: hologram installation
- sample no.6-9
: production of 3 sculptures (spring-summer/fall/winter)
: photography of inside of sculpture
The second and third month
- new main project
: another version of architectural sculpture
It is a quite different experience between making digital works personally and doing actual exhibitions to the public.
So what I seek most in the residency is to make physical artworks instead of digital works and to hold several exhibitions.
When I divide 3 months residency period into 3 parts, in the first month I will produce and exhibit two artworks which I made just in digital images.
These would be attached images of no.1-2 and no.6-9.
What I anticipate from participating in the residency is to make ideas just in my head to be real and to learn how to exhibit them effectively.
Actually as I didn’t graduate from an art college, I want to experience various exhibitions by myself.
So in the early phase of the residency I’ll concentrate on making the existing (but not realized physically) works instead of producing totally new one.
In the second and last month, I have a plan to treat a new main project.
To deal with an aesthetic of architecture in an area of sculpture, human-scale is needed necessarily.
So how to make a sculpture like architecture, but not like real architecture, is a big issue of sculpitecture.
Proposing some solutions about the issue is an essential key of sculpitecture I am seeking.
At this moment, I have concluded two ways to solve it.
The first way is to use optical illusion of perspective with just small models.
And I could make a photograph to look like a real architecture.
The second way is to make a sculpture in a gallery by using actual human-scale.
The latter is more challenging than the former and it would be a main work during in the residency.
And I want to talk about not just a project for this year but for the next 5 years.
There is a common misconception about me.
That is, I’ll quit architecture for sculpture.
But this is totally misunderstanding about my life-plan.
I have a plan to make a positive interaction between architecture and sculpture.
We would like to memorize a certain artist forever than any other artists.
That’s because a matchless philosophy or style of the artists.
So I have wondered what would be my differentiation.
Finally I have concluded that balancing between architecture, sculpture and ‘sculpitecture’ and making synergy effects from the interaction would be my unique identity in both areas.
To get a license of architect I should do field work for 3 years.
During the compulsory training period I will lay the foundation as a sculptor at the same time.
Today is different with the past when Van Gogh became famous after he had died.
Social network services made it possible to do self-PR for everyone in the world.
After starting as a sculptor in this residency I’ll open a gallery and at the same time a studio in my country.
In there, I’ll hold several online and offline exhibitions.
And after acquiring the license, I will open my sculpitecture studio.
So starting both areas for 3-4 years as a beginner and making my color as a sculptor and an architect before independence of an office is my plan.
E D U C A T I O N
hanyang university School of Architecture
P R I Z E
the grand prix of graduation exhibition in a university, 2016
S C H O L A R S H I P
excellent student scholarship, 2010, the first in a department
excellent student scholarship, 2016, the second in a department
L A N G U A G E
P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
a winter internship of interior design : december, 2012 - feburary, 2013
internship of yi architecture & interior design lab : july - august, 2013
a field work of cafe interior : december, 2013 - january, 2014
a part time job of anp architecture : feburary, 2017 - april, 2017
E X T R A A C T I V I T Y
a private tutor of korean 2010-2017
a interviewee of essay magazine ‘EUREKA