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Suk An

MA work

My artistic practice creates situations that explore the relationship between materials and arrangement in space. I work with the tension created by the ambiguity found in non-ambiguous everyday objects. My work, then, takes our intuitive, objective perception of these objects and challenges it through wry decontextualisation.


This intervention turns the objects or space from ‘known’ to ‘unknown’ by presenting them in unnerving frozen moments. I position myself between these two binary oppositions. I aim to contain paradoxes of everyday life in my work and, through replacing and transforming objects, I seek to create disorientated, uncanny and ambiguous situations.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Sculpture, 2012

  • My artistic practice creates situations that explore the relationship between materials and arrangement in space. I work with the tension created by the ambiguity found in non-ambiguous everyday objects. My work, then, takes our intuitive, objective perception of these objects and challenges it through wry decontextualisation.


    This intervention turns the objects or space from ‘known’ to ‘unknown’ by presenting them in unnerving frozen moments. I position myself between these two binary oppositions. I aim to contain paradoxes of everyday life in my work and, through replacing and transforming objects, I seek to create disorientated, uncanny and ambiguous situations.


  • Degrees

  • MFA, Art and Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009; MFA, Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2008; BA, Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • The Fifth 4482, OXO Tower, London, 2012; Bittersweet/Thunderspace, Hanmi Gallery, London, 2011; RCA Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011