Mikyoung Jung

"I enjoy making artwork by combining kiln-formed glass with metal and other materials. Metal and glass on the surface seem to be incongruous and in opposition, which is similar to our mental construct of eastern and western culture. However, the fusion of these two elements creates new spaces for discourse and allows me to catalogue and articulate my emotions and encountered visual experiences acquired while travelling, which for me is a continual migration. My continuing migration from South Korea to Canada, England and Australia as well as living and travelling in different countries as a ‘nomad’ has encouraged me to develop ways to communicate and articulate my feelings beyond the traditional conduit of speech, while also re-defining the boundary between myself and others from different cultures. As I constantly move from place to place, I wanted to explore these spaces that I have visited in the past with colours and appearances by using the material’s fundamental beauty and unique characteristics. 

In my artwork, I explore the spaces with which we all share and this fusion of distint elements is a metaphor for my own life- the old world and the new, east and west, citizen versus outsider".

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sunrise to sunset
Sustainability 
400 x 50 x 290mm
cast glass and hand cut metal
please inquire
$36800
 
Sustainability
Sunrise to Sunset
380 x 55 x 290mm
cast glass and hand cut metal
please inquire
$4800
 

 
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