You majored in sculpture and now are doing installation art. I wonder what motivated you to do art and why you moved to installation.
In contemporary art, expressions and boundaries such as sculpture, western painting, oriental painting, and installation seem to have no meaning anymore. Of course, there are some genre divisions, but in the end, I became to think about how to convey the story I want to tell most effectively. So, when I design my work, I don't put any limitations. Normally, I solve it without plus & minus within the range that I can recognize. Thanks to this, I am making works without any distinction between flat works and mediums such as sculpture and installation.
Was there any reason why you were interested in ceramics as a medium for your work?
I think the biggest attraction is being able to create an intuitive form. But it was not the way I had chosen from the beginning.
Rather, it was out of interest. Funny to say, but when I have been working on the project for a while, the most frequent feedback was “Is this porcelain?” or “It looks like porcelain.” It was a question that even critics were asked in common.
Gradually, I started thinking, ‘Why the hell my work looks like pottery?” because I'd never thought of it that way. However, it kept me alert and affected me to study some related works intentionally or not. Finally, when I had a look at them, they looked like ceramics to me as well. At that moment, I was curious about what it would feel like if I had made it with real ceramic techniques.