5sy One Evening, Young-Ok Shin, dry arrowroot vine, linen thread, Korean paper, 50" x 45" x 2", 2009, $5,400
2sy Poetic Sentiment, Young-Ok Shin, Korean handmade ramie threads, linen, cotton, wool polyester, 20" x 43" x 1", 1999, $24,000
4sy Poetic Spirit, Young-Ok Shin, 18" x 248", 1995
Clay, Wood, and Paper: Materials for Korean Art - Philadelphia Art Museum
October 6, 2007 - Summer 2008
Clay, wood, and paper are essential materials employed for Korean art and craft. They are extremely versatile, allowing for the creation of a wide range of works of art, including paintings, sculpture, crafts, and wares for everyday use. This exhibition from the Museum's Korean art collection, which spans over 1,500 years, explores the diverse applications of these materials in both traditional and contemporary art.
3sy Sea OfF Birth, Young-Ok Shin, Korean handmade ramie threads, linen, cotton, wool polyester, 38" x 201" x 1", 2000, $63,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial); Szombathely, Hungary (12th Biennial of Miniature Textiles); Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand; World Trade Center, Osaka, Japan; Central Museum of Textile, Lodz, Poland (International Triennial of Tapestry); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (permanent collection); Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Arts Center, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada; Fujiyoshida History and Folk Museum, Japan; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, Korea (International Contemporary Fiber Art, Now); Philadelphia Art Museum, Pennsylvania (Clay,Wood, and Paper: Materials for Korean Art); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. Recipient: Prize, Ministers of Commerce and Industry, Korean Commercial and Industrial Art Exhibition; Korea Craft Prize, Minister of Education.
1sy Sea of Silence - Detail
The characteristics of my weaving are more focused on the transformation of the basic structure than on the techniques. Each particular material enables me to enjoy maximum subtleness and boldness at the same time, and I cannot help loving fiber art creations. The aim of my work is to convey a genuine Korean atmosphere and its cosmic space through rich color, shapes, forms and material quality. Therefore, I try to link the Korean tradition with modern trends. The direction of my art is derived from the dimension, simplicity and philosophical mesage in its expression. I really hope to be able to express the candor and truth of my weaving art.