As an artist based in Seoul in South Korea, it is in nature that Saerom Yoon draws his inspiration. Thus, he says he is particularly hypnotized by the appearance of the ice of a glacier, the bark of a tree, but also the surface of the water or the interaction of clouds. Aesthetics and sensations that he transcribes through textures.
With “Crystal Series,” it is the changing and complex colors of the sunrise and sunset which inhabited the artist. He went looking for this “immaterial substance of ample colors,” which swirls in navy blue, purple, orange, and pink. Colors in fusion, which are applied on the rigid forms of furniture, all in transparency, creating materialized watercolors.
“The sky is immaterial in its existence. I tried to express our experience of the sky as a concept of space and time that covers us, not as an optical concept of ‘layers’ simply composed of clouds, the moon, the sun, and beyond. I tried to express the overall ‘space’ of the sky by using acrylic, which is more transparent than glass. I used the dyeing technique to express the color while maintaining the transparency of the acrylic,” Saerom Yoon explains.
“Through this technique, I expressed the combined colors of the sky naturally. Each layer was glued to a single large piece after being dyed. Through this process, an optical illusion was created.”
Original furniture whose shapes and colors seem to change depending on the angles and points of view. This is due to the reflections and refractions inside the transparent surfaces. A poetic and elegant foretaste of the skies.