Kang Suk Young
Kang Suk Young’s vessels walk the fine line between control and letting go. The rigid geometry of this white porcelain vessel contrasts with its ripped rim and twisting center. Historically, connoisseurs of Korean ceramics have valued the qualities of spontaneity, movement, and imperfection that connect an object to its maker. Young’s vessel quotes these values, and uses a medium typical of Korean ceramics. However, he learned the slip-casting technique while studying in France. In this technique, which has no Korean precedent, liquefied porcelain clay fills a plaster mold. Tweaking a mass production process, Young removes the semidry work from its mold and twists it. This handmade element evokes the slab-work of Ranti Bam’s vessel at right.
24 13/16 x 6 x 6 in. (63 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm) (show scale)
Signature is on base of the object
Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes
This item is not on view
Kang Suk Young (Korean, born 1949). Untitled, 1992. Unglazed porcelain, 24 13/16 x 6 x 6 in. (63 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes, 2006.20 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.20_PS2.jpg)
overall, 2006.20_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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