Designers Wookjae Maeng

A ceramic installation featuring mutants that give prominence to ecological and environmental problems and crises in a white forest.

This work seems a forest inhabited by beautiful flowers and plants as well as trees and birds. The earth identically depicted in white arouses a feeling of dread and unfamiliarity if we come closer to this. This fear is further intensified by the exquisiteness of white porcelain objects made by slipcasting technique, as it is a ‘White Forest’ featuring mutative life forms that give prominence to an ecological, environmental crisis. The artist unveils a reflection on risk and crisis brought on by human-centric perspectives and ideas through this paradox and the reversal of meaning, seeking a life in accord with nature, namely the coexistence of humans and non-humans.

Nation: South Korea

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