The surface I, II, III - 3F
Artist Taeeun An creates new artistic values through various mediums, including sculpture, installation, performance, video, and mixed media, by researching and exploring human bodies.
<The surface I, II, III>
Mixed media, dimension variable, 2020
She believes that the limitations of the human body are finite and finds hope from the skin that it can physically exceed. This work considers skin as a physical boundary separating the artist from the world and attempts to physically expand the body by removing it. For this work, she creates a mold with human figures and turns it inside and out to make the mold itself an object. Through the upside-down mold, the space around them is cast into the shape originally possessed by the human body, indicating that the internal and external distinctions of the body secured by one person disappear and become one another. Artist questions when the world that surrounds her is cast into a certain shape, whether it is hers or the world we live in. In the end, the answer she finds no longer distinguishes herself from the world, and defines the moment these two become one, our bodies would be free from physical constraints and gain freedom.