Ji Eun Lee
New works by Ji Eun Lee (born 1984 in Seoul)
In my practice, I mainly work with sculpture. In my sculptures, I use various materials: bronze, plaster, wood, silicone, and even usual materials from daily life. I attempt to question the visualization of the the invisible quality found in a variety of spaces -from spaces humans inhabit, to the space in between the walls, cracks in the floor, or the hollowness in an object. These spaces are easily forgotten and I’m trying to reflect these areas in my work. For example, I create an installation using plaster and plastic bags to accentuate the empty feeling and the borderline between the interior and the exterior. I spread the plaster with a brush on a blowed plastic vinyl bag; the more plaster I put on it, the easier it becomes to see the form of it. When I remove the vinyl, the layer becomes clearly visible and it reflects both the inside and the outside of character. As another example, I fill with some materials like clay or silicone the small holes in a weaved basket made of bamboo or willow branches. With this work I point out the structure of the surface, which is created by repeatedly filling the empty spaces.