Artist Statement

Salzfertigerhaus exhibition

Organicform and patterns (English)

I’ve been interested in the tension of the water surface, the eternity of water movements, its gravity and its shapes for many years.
The reason for introducing the organic physical form is to let the audience become emotionally involved easily. I try to create the illusion of viscosity movement although it is an immobile object.
However, the form itself does not exactly physically recreate the liquid movement. It often seems as if the smooth movement of the liquid is caught at the very moment when surface tension has just the opportunity to resist gravity.
This creates the impression of a counter-movement similar to the mollusk. Viewers associate feelings and stories when the shape seems to perform those unphysical, unrealistic movements.
In transition from dead to living matter, the objects seem to develop a form of self-will.

The surface pattern also started with a weave pattern inspired by fluid- like shapes and accompanying ripples in water. I developed from there and drew a motif of circles like ripples.
Since I started living in Europe, I have been influenced by designs that advocate the fusion of life and art, such as William Morris’ wallpaper with continuous drawings of plants and animals, and started to draw similar motifs.

If a matte color is used instead of glaze, the texture of the work will no longer look typically ceramic, but will have a mysterious texture like fabric. It frees the work from the usual materiality of ceramic. I think it’s an interesting expression of the mysterious texture that you don’t know if it’s heavy, soft, or hard. That’s one of the reasons why I started to draw motifs that look like they’re printed on the fabric of clothes. Both the continuous organic patterns and the concrete motifs are basically inspired by nature.