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Strawberry by Mimi Joung / Cavaliero Finn Gallery

In this body of work Mimi Joung creates colourful sculptures based on the slim novel called ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ by the American writer, Richard Brautigan. Mimi creates these sculptures by tracing and taping each chapter of Brautigan’s surreal landscape which are reflections of displacement within imagined utopias and dystopias. Each sculpture relates to a chapter in the book, featuring the words from Brautigan’s novel. The artist works with porcelain casting slip which she colours using ceramic high temperature body stain. Before she starts a piece, she reads the chapter and thinks about its size, its form and its colour. She then writes the words of the chapter using a small ‘American Mustard bottle’ which allows her to work with accuracy and speed. She writes onto a large plaster bed which absorbs the moisture from the slip clay while allowing her to remove the words in tact once they are semi-dry. She then builds up the vessel by taping the words together like a coil pot. She fires at high temperature and sometimes designs the pieces so that they slump and move during the firing to create new shapes. Originally from Korea, Mimi gained her Masters in Ceramics and Art from the Royal College of Art.

£1,580.00

£1,580.00

Specifications

Year:

2019/20

Materials:

Porcelain, casting slip

Dimensions:

28 x 20 x 28cm

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