with works by Eui Jeong YOO
YOO Eui Jeong is a Korean artist who is known for his ceramic works that synthesize the past and the present. His works are a combination of historical relics and social conventions of the modern world. Although they are in one sense uniquely Korean, they become universal through their logos, patterns and designs that hark back to a global culture. How can new meaning come from repeated references that we find in our daily lives? In another sense we can ask ourselves, how would the vases of Goryeo celadon be decorated today? The act of symbolism is present within both the ancient wares of Korea, as well as the advertisements we find in the 21st century.