Sun Ae Kim
The 21st Satirical story figurine soup and a narrative roll
I am interested in creating narrative and satirical contemporary stories in ceramics referring to 18th and 19th century figurines of Europe. Ceramic figurines were used for striking a conversation among people during meal time.
Eveʼs courtship & marriage with naughty nuts
The subject of ʻcourtshipʼ intrigues me for the resemblance between the intimacy of 21st century, in playful comparison with the situation of how couples meet and break up easily in these modern times.
The story is placed onto plates - the centre pieces of the dinner table. through the role of an ordinary lady form London, the combination of images are the reflection of todayʼs marriage. The idea is for the viewer to actively engage whilst figuring out and creating the sequence of the story throughout the duration of the meal.
A Hidden Flat-back story with traditional humour sauce
I am significantly interested in the hidden 'behind the scene' stories found in ceramic art. I draw inspiration from techniques used on traditional English flat-back figurines and use the reverse part of the plates as areas to maximise visual elements of surprise.
English ʻceramic pattern bookʼ black tea
The visual body of the work is formed by drawing images that are manipulated from patterns taken from ceramic industry pattern books in addition to colour concepts of black and white found within traditional etching.