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Showcase // Yaewon Yun

From 15/05/2019


This week in GlogauAir’s showcase we are presenting work ‘Impermanence 1’  by resident artist Yaewon Yun.

Yaewon Yun is a visual artist, based in San Francisco, predominantly working with sculpting and painting over layers of textiles on surfaces by metaphorically recreating the «Theory of Impermanence». Her art making process evolves around her quest in leaving physical traces of personal identity through the means of visual representations.

Her current work is influenced by both mundane and spontaneous response of existence, concerning the notion of impermanence. All things, whether material or mental, are compounded objects in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline and/or destruct. Yun adapted this theory onto a repetitive cycle by using gesso, the preparation binder used on a canvas as the fundamental coating medium – usually white or off-white, to layer textile onto a canvas’ surface. She uses this cycle in a routine like manner to repeat the loop of impermanence by overlapping and erasing. Yun’s work leaves behind no finish date to emphasize this conception of none-permanence within her oeuvre. Leaving endless openings to come back and restack with layers after time.

Yun continues to develop a language to translate the fundamental impermanence of life onto a surface. Everything is interchangeable. Impermanence is the possibility of new.

Yeawon Yun will be presenting her work at GlogauAIR ´s Open Studios on June 21 and 22, 2019.

installation in GlogauAIR's showcase window by resident artist Yaewon Yun, May 2019