Celadon Reverie V, 2024


12 X 14 inch

Watercolor and acrylic medium on celadon clay, signed

“Identity is a concept that requires others, and so is my painting. It requires the viewers to examine what they are seeing. In my continuing investigation of celadon as reference, material, and process, I am introducing tensions between objective and nonobjective, as well as between performativity and objecthood.

I wanted to bring Korean Celadon masters’ craftsmanship into my work by appropriating the process that is similar to, but different from celadon making. So, I begin with clay color as ground in order to reference and simulate the material of the celadon as ceramic. Then I add layers of colors close to Celadon and sand them back down to get a smooth surface similar to it, but without its reflective surface. I repeat the process over and over until I feel proper balance has been achieved.

Monochrome allows me to explore the tranquility of total abstraction through one specific color. Moreover, I am exploring the shift in subject and object in my painting.

Celadon Series is my attempt to find my identity as Korean American immigrant.”

- Yoory Jung

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