In Between Presence and Absence – Sun Young Kang
This is the 2nd in a series of shaped page book objects created by Korean artist Sun Young Kang, and is a continuation of her ongoing exploration of absence/emptiness and presence.
Using limited text
The presence only exists when the absence is recognized
and meticulous craft, Kang brings a meditative aspect to her work. Additional wonder comes when one recognizes that these works are crafted from quiet, repetitive work processes.
Although the abstract Buddhist philosophy of ‘emptiness’ is difficult to grasp, Kang succeeds in presenting the non-visual concept as a tangible object that has both presence and absence.
Viewing this work is quiet pleasure.
This book is produced in an edition of 10 and sells for $600
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