NAYOUNG KANG

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‘Dead Grass Series’ (7. 2013)
A photographic piece and a drawing piece depicting a dead pigeon lying on a patch of dead grass, contrasting the permanence of death with a hope for regrowth. I made this series to represent my hope the bird will be revived with the grass.


‘Dead Grass’
c-print
33.1 x 23.4 in


‘A Drawing : Dead Grass ‘, #1
oil, acrylic and beads on canvas
14.2 x 18 in


‘A Drawing : Dead Grass’, #2
charcoal on wood board
96 x 32.4 in


‘A Drawing : Dead Grass’, #2 (details)
charcoal on wood board
96 x 32.4 in


‘A Drawing : Dead Grass’, #3
charcoal on wood board
33 x 11.7 in

‘Beautiful Strangers’ (12. 2012)

Oven-baked clay sculptures burned in a microwave. Inspired by the strange discovery of a leopard slug in the University of Leeds library. The pieces individually and as a collection express the feeling of finding objects in unexpected places through their interesting shapes, bright colours and unusual technique.


‘Working Process : Beautiful Strangers’
photograph


A piece of beautiful strangers with smoke
photograph


‘Beautiful Strangers’ (details)
oven baked clay
1.5 x 2 x 4 in (each)








‘Beautiful Strangers’ (collection)
oven baked clay
1.5 x 2 x 4 in (each)

‘Leftovers’ (5. 2013)

A collection of large, colourful structures representing the 3 years I spent in Leeds, incorporating leftover materials from previous work such as electrical wires, expanding foam and other mundane objects which influenced my work. The lack of traditional materials available to me in Leeds pushed me to use my surroundings as materials and motifs, and helped me understand the possibilities and freedom of art.


‘Leftovers’ installed at University of Leeds
installation, mixed media


‘Leftovers’ installed at Valley Gardens in Harrogate
installation, mixed media


‘Leftovers’ installed at Valley Gardens in Harrogate
installation, mixed media


‘Leftovers’ installed at University of Leeds
installation, mixed media


‘Leftovers’ installed at University of Leeds
installation, mixed media


‘Leftovers’ (details)
mixed media


‘Leftovers’ (details)
mixed media

‘Leeds’ (7. 2013)

This collection of sculptures are a random interpretation of mundane objects left behind from my time in Leeds, representing my history and the time I spent there. This piece reflects my interest in the way a place changes the history and personality of the unique people within it, presenting a time that is very special to me.


‘Leeds’ installed at Patrick Studio
mixed media

Train tickets on the wall
installation


The Pigeon Story
drawing on a paper