edible wearables as prints + projections by yeonju sung
edible wearables as prints + projections by yeonju sung edible wearables as prints + projections by yeonju sung
sep 22, 2013

edible wearables as prints + projections by yeonju sung

edible wearables as prints + projections by yeonju sung
pasta, 2012
160 x 120cm  
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung  



yeonju sung
art merge lab, los angeles
september 18 to november 1, 2013



through a combination of tactile, edible mediums —pasta, fruits, and vegetables— and fine art photography, the series depicts, with tactile beauty, clothing forms made from altered and recombined edibles and presented as photographic prints and projections. ‘second nature: new work’ by yeonju sung expands the artist exploration of material and process. Deploying animated forms, high contrast textures, and bright, bubblegum colors, whilestill exploring deeper themes, sung’s practice questions the distinction between the real and the virtually real.


‘I would arrange this material into photo-ready patterns that mimicked the patterns on textiles and printed fabrics, and I would photograph the results. but then, I started printing these photographs and reincorporated the prints back into my sculptural objects, thereby combining the digital print, with the real thing.’ comments sung. ‘I then photographed this hybrid real and virtual object, printed the new version, and repeated the process. It came to a point where, in spite of appearing to be real edible material, the majority of the object was actually made of digital prints.’



dotnamul, 2013
130 x 160cm 
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung 



jukkeundae, 2012
130 x 160cm
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung



juksoon, 2012
80 x 106cm 
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung 



sikeumchi, 2013
100 x 100cm 
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung 



cheese, 2012
80 x 106cm 
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung 



chamwe, 2013
70 x 60cm
image © art merge lab / yeonju sung

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