May - July 2015
Connect suggests living in art with an emphasis on the relationship between nature and the outdoors by displaying functional installations by Lee Hun Chung and Choi Byung Hoon. Lee Hun Chung describes his works to be a 3D representation of the Korean landscape and, by nature, the encapsulated Bailey House provides an ideal canvas for his works.
Bae Se Hwa describes his pieces as a tool for communication between human and objects in nature. His work "Steam 21" originates in Baesanimsu’ which is the ideal state of a human being within nature. Having a mountain in the backside and a stream running around it, Case Study House 21 is a perfect example of human living within nature. His works are based on Feng Shui (geomantic principles), a mantic practice whereby people’s fortunes are told by reading the lay of the land.
The Joseon Dynasty inspires Bahk Jong Sun’s works and he strives to push the boundaries of nature by challenging wood into new shapes and forms using traditional handcraft and processes.