Week 11 – Artist Conversation – Kathy Yoon

12212419_999516816777710_1615943377_n“So Many Me’s” is the name of the senior show by Kathy Yoon. Kathy is a student at CSULB majoring in cermaics and she had the chance to present her art works in the Merlino-Gallery. The artist got into ceramics accidentally but she loved that she could create things in 3D. It was her first official solo gallery.Within that show she has many figures that represent her feelings and experiences of her life. Yoon plans to go into character design once she is done with college and she wants to work for an entertainment or animation studio. At the same time she hopes to continue with her ceramics.

Yoon has always been interested in making things. In her recent gallery, each individual sculpture stands for a time in her life when a particular emotion took over control of her mind. She started this project about a year ago with ideas and sketches. Since then, each figure took her about 2-3 weeks to finish in avergae. The art pieces are all made out of clay and ceramics and they got fired twice. A couple of the sculptures have an actual story behind them but most of them are mainly about the emotions that she felt during moments of her life. Examples of the emotions that are represented are sadness, frustration, depression and simply being silly. 12226672_999516850111040_716085369_n 12212417_999516886777703_1738917498_n

The artist wants to see if people got a sense of who the artist is and if they can relate to it. For herself it is hard to pick a favorite because they are all so different. But there is one figure that is the closest to her current emotions: the one holding a heart. Personally, I am alwys a big fan of the ways how artists represent their feelings and emotions in art. I know that life is not always going well, but it is also not always bad. Our emotions change, sometimes within from day to day and sometime within seconds. I think expressing your emotions through art is a good way to get through rough times while it reminds you also of the great moments of life.

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The artist has an Instagram page. If you’re more interested into her art you should check it out under Kathy.C.Yoon.

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