Ceramic artist Yi Jin
By Han Sang-hee
Yi Jin, the great granddaughter of King Gojong of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), has debuted as a ceramic artist. The 28-year-old Yi is holding her first ceramic exhibition ``Clay, Energy, Graffiti and Communication'' at the Ju Gallery located at Sinsa-dong.
``I wanted to incorporate energy with Korean ceramics to bring them into the global scene. I drew Korea's energy through graffiti,'' she was quoted as saying by Yonhap.
Yi started to study ceramics after she found herself fascinated by them during her trip to Turkey. Eager to learn more, she entered the department of Ceramic Arts at Kyunghee University. Yi was previously a graduate student at the department of Arts and Cultural Management in Kyunghee University. She also learned traditional ceramic works from Jang Song-mo, a renowned ceramic artist who also is recognized as the Gangwon Province's Intangible Cultural Asset No.6.
The exhibition will display 50 of her works, including ``stencil graffiti ceramic tiles,'' and other ceramic art.
Yi Jin is the daughter of Yi Seok, King Gojong's grandson and also a singer who sang ``A Pigeon's House.''
The exhibition will go on through May 16 at Ju Gallery, located near exit 8 of Sinsa Station on subway line 3. For more visit www.jugallery.co.kr or call (02) 736-7775.