Cubic Inception Series

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and Mixed media on canvas 2018

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and Mixed media on canvas 2018

Cubic Inception 48 X 48 inch Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 X 48 inch Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic inception 60x60 inches aluminium and mixed-media on canvas 2019

Cubic inception 60x60 inches aluminium and mixed-media on canvas 2019

Cubic inception 60x62 inches Mixed Media on paper mounted on canvas

Cubic inception 60x62 inches Mixed Media on paper mounted on canvas

Cubic inception 60x96 inches Aluminium and mixed media on canvas 2019

Cubic inception 60x96 inches Aluminium and mixed media on canvas 2019

Cubic inception 60x96 inches Aluminium and mixed media on canvas 2019

Cubic inception 60x96 inches Aluminium and mixed media on canvas 2019

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and Mexed media on canvas 2018

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and Mexed media on canvas 2018

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Alluminum and mixed media on canvas 2018 (Red)

Cubic Inception 60 X 96 inch Alluminum and mixed media on canvas 2018 (Red)

Cubic Inception (Red) Piece 2 Southen Utha Musweum of Art Exhibition

Cubic Inception (Red) Piece 2 Southen Utha Musweum of Art Exhibition

Cubic Inception 2017 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and mixed media on canvas

Cubic Inception 2017 60 X 96 inch Aluminum and mixed media on canvas

Cubic Inception 60 x 72 inch Aluminum and mixed media 2017

Cubic Inception 60 x 72 inch Aluminum and mixed media 2017

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 in 2017

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 in 2017

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 inch Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 inch Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2017

60 x 60 inch Cubic inception2017

60 x 60 inch Cubic inception2017

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 inch Aluminum mixed medida

Cubic Inception 60 X 60 inch Aluminum mixed medida

Cubic Inception 60 X 70 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 X 70 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 x 72 inch Aluminum and mixed media 2017

Cubic Inception 60 x 72 inch Aluminum and mixed media 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 48 x 48 in Aluminum on canvas 2017

Cubic Inception 144 x 96 in Aluminum and mixed media 6 pices 2017

Cubic Inception 144 x 96 in Aluminum and mixed media 6 pices 2017

Cubic Inception 48 X 64 in 2016

Cubic Inception 48 X 64 in 2016

Cubic Inception 57.5 x115 in Aluminum on canvas(8 pices) 2015.jpg

Cubic Inception 57.5 x115 in Aluminum on canvas(8 pices) 2015.jpg

Cubic Inception 60 x 60 in Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 x 60 in Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 x 60 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 x 60 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic inception 36.5 x 28.75 in Aluminum and Mixed Media on canvas

Cubic inception 36.5 x 28.75 in Aluminum and Mixed Media on canvas

Cubic inception 39x17 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic inception 39x17 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 58 x 36 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 58 x 36 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 41x64 in Aluminum and Mixed media on canvas

Cubic Inception 41x64 in Aluminum and Mixed media on canvas

Cubic Inception 48 x 64 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 48 x 64 in Aluminum on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 54 x 70 in 2016 & 54 x 70 in

Cubic Inception 54 x 70 in 2016 & 54 x 70 in

Cubic Inception 23 x 14 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 23 x 14 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic  Inception 60 x 60 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 60 x 60 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Squares 91 x 28 in Misxed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Squares 91 x 28 in Misxed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inseption 70 x 35 in Aluminum on Canvas 2015

Cubic Inseption 70 x 35 in Aluminum on Canvas 2015

Cubic Inseption 40 x 57.5 in Diptych Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inseption 40 x 57.5 in Diptych Aluminum and mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inception 35 x 28 inch Aluminum on Canvas  2015

Cubic Inception 35 x 28 inch Aluminum on Canvas 2015

Cubic Inception  18 x 78 in Mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inception 18 x 78 in Mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inception 35 x 29 inch Mixed media on cavas 2015

Cubic Inception 35 x 29 inch Mixed media on cavas 2015

Cubic Inception 64 x 45 inch Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 64 x 45 inch Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic  Inception 78 x 115 in  Mixed media on canvas (8 pices ) 2015

Cubic Inception 78 x 115 in Mixed media on canvas (8 pices ) 2015

Cubic  Inception 48 x 36 in Mixed media on cavas 2015

Cubic Inception 48 x 36 in Mixed media on cavas 2015

Cubic  Inception 24 x 24 inch Mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic Inception 24 x 24 inch Mixed media on canvas 2015

Cubic  Inception 64 x 45  in  mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 64 x 45 in mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic  Inception 58 x 36 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic Inception 58 x 36 in Mixed media on canvas 2016

Cubic_Inception 10ft tall 2016

Cubic_Inception 10ft tall 2016

New Piece 43 x 59in 2015

New Piece 43 x 59in 2015

New Piece installation 2015

New Piece installation 2015

Cubic Inception Wire Installation

Cubic Inception Wire Installation

 

Artist Statement Cubic Inception

Within stacks of discarded waste, a glimmer of metal sparks an idea; even a disposed aluminum food container can become something entirely new.

The transformative process begins, and cutting, flattening, and reshaping begin to birth new forms in various shapes and sizes.

As these shapes are composed on a canvas, the arrangements create disorderly yet harmonious compositions, in my eyes reminiscent of a city. This depiction is unlike the perspective that we are accustomed to, but an abstracted perspective resonant with what we can see when we are above it all, like the glimmers of a city we see when we look down from an airplane.

When the pieces are rearranged and the movement of the cubic pieces is manipulated once again, vast mountains form. When littered on a canvas painted with darkness, a milky way on a starry night appears. Applied in a dramatic ambience, luminous aurora streams appear on a lustrous night. When the cubic pieces are diffused to the periphery it can flicker like lonely stars in an early morning sky.

It is like the pebble stones alongside a river, which although seemingly lifeless, they suddenly begin to carry meaning when you revisit them.

I aspire, with the aluminum cubes that I make, to break the indifference of onlookers, to create an exchange where the viewer begins to look past the abstraction and meaningless to reflect on a new thought or idea that eliminates the obscurity in the forms and create personal meaning.

From a simple lifestyle of the past, we have gradually adopted a contemporary lifestyle that embodies a complex compartmentalized way of thought. An idea is comprised of an array of compartments connected to one another and delineated by walls.

In a way, these cubes reflect this concept; the depiction of the city is comprised of the idea of its components, whether it is materialistic goods such as apartments, furniture, phones, or the wide spectrum of thoughts in our minds. It becomes a large matrix of cubes forming a collection of ideas.

I visualize warmth as a representation of the past and imagine this warm light, in a sense, enter into the contemporary world and transform into a cool tone light as it projects to the future. I think my aluminum artwork naturally gives off this cool tone visually, which depict my original ideas in a different way than in conception.

Through the process of creating the aluminum series, I was able to explore different imagery and develop new thoughts that surfaced in my mind as I worked, such as the compartmentalized mind and materialistic thoughts, the sky and the city, and the formation of new meanings from the meaningless.

These were the thoughts that came to my mind when I was alone in my studio, crouched on the floor, painting, hammering, cutting, scattering, composing, and gluing cubic pieces on canvas, which I would like to share with you as you explore my artwork.

July 14, 2015

Kyung Youl Yoon

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