Our Artist of the Month for March is Chinese artist Ling Chun and her unique ceramic sculptures.
Ling Chun earned a BFA in Visual Communication Design and Ceramics from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, following that up with a MFA in Cermaics from Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. Chun has been focusing on the physicality of materials separating from their stereotype and cultural reference, by questioning their authentic use and redefining them in her language.
Chun was born in Hong Kong, a society that has strong cultural ties to both the East and the West, which has resulted in her use of art expresses her doubts regarding her own identity and the definition of authenticity of culture, which led her to question artistic medium itself.
Chun has a strong understanding of colour, which she attributes to her contact with colour from a young age and her use of it to express her innermost feelings; despite the extensive list of colours that can be found in her works, there is still a sense of visual harmony in her pieces.
One subject matter that Chun explores extensively in her pratice is the subject matter of food with works inspired by food such as LOAF, Piece of Cake, and a series titled Lollipop. For the artist, "[f]ood is a necessity of life; it also represents one's cultural identity through the ritual of eating. I create food objects that specifically present cultural icons: chicken feet, dumplings, fortune cookies, and soup sppoons. The simple repetition of these objects is part of my ritual of art making and speaks to the complexity of my cultural identity."
See more of Ling Chun's works here.
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