PARK In-sun _ HorseⅠⅡ detail 01
PARK In-sun _
Family Ⅱ 60X25X93, Waste living container, Waste iron 2015
PARK In-sun_BeetleⅡ 31X23X13, 2017
PARK In-sun _ Super Gun 282X17X110, 2020
Fabre YOON_Fourfooted Butterfly detai l02
Fabre YOON_Junk Flower 80×80×200(cm) Gas cylinders, Industrial fans, Agricultural machinery parts 2010 01
Fabre YOON_Pet Tunnel 90×220×180(cm) Plastic corrugated pipes, Motorcycle saddles, Flippers, Stainless steel balls 2020
Special Exhibition at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum in 2021
Rediscovery of Values; It was born again like that
In 2013, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, together with textile artist Yoon Pil-nam and Wang Gyeong-ae, raised people’s social awareness of preservation and permanent protection of the environment, which is a community of humans and destiny. An exhibition reinterpreting the concept of ‘Upcycling’ was exhibited. It regards nature as a companion and lives together, focusing on an aesthetic point of view. Since the opening of Clayarch Gimhae Museum, these artists have been used for exhibitions, academic activities, and publicity, focusing on those banners that have diminished their use-value, and using discarded or additionally collected waste banners or objects to create their own unique style. He showed a series of works that reinterpreted new life from an artistic perspective and introduced many new works in the exhibition. These works show the different artistic techniques of the two artists on objects exhausted by their utility value.
As an extension of the 2013 《The Art of Upcycling; Rediscovery of Values》 exhibition, the special exhibition 《Rediscovery of Values》 will be unveiled in a new version in 2021, eight years later. This is a new variant of the 2013 exhibition, with the words '[…] It was born again like that' is the subtitle. This is an exhibition that penetrates into the middle of the corona pandemic era, where people re-examine the social value of the natural environment, and society's concept of recycling is also changing. The pandemic of the COVID-19 hit the world in 2020, changing the normal way of life, the destruction of natural ecosystems has exacerbated the deterioration of the natural environment and clearly showing the importance of protecting the natural environment. The natural environment is the heritage of all human beings, not just one, but that we should cherish and care for and leave intact to future generations. This special exhibition is to capture the social background and trend of the times, ‘Rediscovery of Value Through Recycling’ exhibition.
The artists PARK In-sun and Fabre YOON who participated in the 《Rediscovery of Value》 '[…] It was born again like that' exhibition are trying to find new possibilities in the debris and garbage in life. By 'Recycling' used or discarded resources, original artworks reborn by regenerating waste products with their own beauty are displayed. They use old items or domestic waste whose life value has ended in daily life to combine and process the waste to give the waste a new aesthetic meaning and sublimate it into a novel artwork. They use old items or domestic waste whose life value has ended in daily life to combine and process the waste to give the waste a new aesthetic meaning and sublimate it into a novel artwork. The exhibition is a series of free art experiments on recycling and rediscovering the value of waste products and it is not just a fragmentary and simple concern for the environment.
In the workshop next to the waste processing plant and the scrap metal and non-ferrous metal processing plant, PARK In-sun used his own artistic language to tell the story of recycling objects with the theme of life, nature, and humans. He expresses his unique artistic skills by choosing and using the discarded living materials around us as the artist's aesthetic materials. In addition to welding and compressing the daily objects in the assembly to give new value to the existence of waste, the artist’s aesthetic insights also include understanding the nature of nature, an open attitude towards recycling, and living the life of nature in daily life. This willingness of the artist eventually becomes the driving force to stimulate natural forces and new energy into waste products. His artworks contain natural forms 'Born again like that', with three-dimensional effects or a sense of representation of objects, and embody the harmonious symbiosis between the natural environment and human society with smooth lines and shapes. In addition, the size, volume, length, and weight of the works are not excessive or insufficient, showing the sincerity of the theme of this exhibition.
Fabre YOON constructs a sequence and formativeness of ideas by using various materials that seem to be unrelated and used in daily life, or juxtaposing, overlapping, orderly and gathering them together. The concrete and realistic shapes of ready-made objects are gradually changing. His works have no traces of pursuing the artist's consciousness and have not aroused short-haired artistic inspiration, but appear in front of us with unfamiliar comfort like objects we encounter in our daily lives. The shapes of various works full of humor contain a message of hope for a comfortable and cheerful life that can transcend a heavy and serious life. It is to disprove the fact that there is by artist's essential shape of life created by the microscopic world of everyday life.
In the planning intention of this exhibition, human modesty to ‘The earth to be borrowed for a moment’ and 'Nature that pass by for a moment' is inherent. A clear message is that it is necessary to get rid of human-centered thinking and realize that human beings are not independent entities in nature, but part of the natural world that coexists with the natural environment from the perspective of ecology and eco-friendliness. It is necessary to discover the natural environment and grow together. We look forward to conveying wisdom to the audience through this exhibition and hope that this exhibition introduces finished products by introducing new artistic life into recycled products through the artist’s unique aesthetics in abandoned and destroyed objects, which will change the existing social stereotypes of waste materials and recycled products.
Besides the original use and value of use, anyone with a unique perspective and interest in discovering the nature of the object behind them can find the use of recycling for waste materials around. Discovering the value of things newly and recycling them can ultimately be a meaningful step to make our lives more prosperous, protect the ravaged environment, and go on the path of win-win. The dramatic artistic reversal of objects that have lost their use-value in this exhibition will be a good opportunity for us to experience art in our daily lives.