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© Yeonsoon Chang
© Yeonsoon Chang
© Yeonsoon Chang
© Yeonsoon Chang
© Yeonsoon Chang

Yeonsoon Chang

  • Textile sculptor
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Master Artisan
Yeonsoon Chang Textile sculptor
Contact
Korean, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+82 023918451
© Yeonsoon Chang

Oriental spirit

  • • Yeonsoon's textile sculptures are an exploration of the universe
  • • The transparency of her works plays with pondering and reflections
  • • Her work is a visualisation of humanity

Chang Yeonsoon is a textile artist who expresses the inherent vitality of her work based on an oriental perspective. The materials that she favours are abacá fabric and Teflon mesh, which have the right density for air to pass through. This creates a 3D structure that is see-through. She incorporates the process of making traditional clothes inherited from their grandmothers and mothers into the production of her works. There are countless repetitions in the manufacturing process, mainly dyeing, ironing, starching, cutting and sewing. She is disciplined in oriental practices, that require her to introspect while doing simple and repetitive tasks.

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Works

  • © Yeonsoon Chang
  • © Yeonsoon Chang
  • © Yeonsoon Chang
  • © Yeonsoon Chang
  • © Yeonsoon Chang
Photo: © Yeonsoon Chang
The Path to the Centre

This wall sculpture is made of Teflon mesh, eco-resin and gold leaf. The name “The Path to the Centre” is a reference to the yin and yang thinking. The gold is inspired by the 寫经 (a Buddhist scripture copied with pure gold) and the royal attire of the Joseon Dynasty. The theme was symbolically expressed by gluing pure gold leaf to the Teflon mesh.

Length 57 cm
Width 13 cm
Height 57 cm

Photo: © Yeonsoon Chang
The Path to the Centre

Wall piece made of Teflon mesh, eco-resin and gold leaf. It was created as an abstract expression of unconscious beings, such as air or stones. A thin Teflon film was glued to the mesh with an iron then the gold leaf was glued on.

Length 215 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 45 cm

Photo: © Yeonsoon Chang
The Path to the Centre

This set of three wall pieces (GR-202103, GII-202109 and GII-202110) are made of Teflon mesh, eco-resin and gold leaf. Their shapes were inspired by the cardinal points. The colours express water and fire: symbols of life.

Length 20 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 20 cm

Photo: © Yeonsoon Chang
Heaven is a Circle, Earth is a Square

This is a wall sculpture made of Teflon mesh, eco-resin and pure gold-leaf. The object was made as a reference to the Chinese adage天圓地方 “Heaven is a Circle, Earth is a Square” expressed by Neolithic jade disks. Gold leaf is glued on the Teflon mesh and overlapped in five layers to express movement towards the centre. Black is for the universe and gold means eternity.

Length 56 cm
Width 13 cm
Height 56 cm

Photo: © Yeonsoon Chang
Matrix

This sculpture is from a signature series that has been ongoing since 2006. Traditional Korean women lived by doing hard housework such as farming, making yarn, weaving, dyeing cloth and sewing clothes. These were passed down from generation to generation until Yeonsoon incorporated them into her artistic practice. The 3D structure is made of naturally dyed abacá fabric pieces, sewn together to make it stand on its own, giving the piece the name "Matrix" (08405).

Length 130 cm
Width 27 cm
Height 130 cm

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