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Original Study : Jagae Sculpture
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture

Original Study : Jagae Sculpture

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A study of Jagae series sculptures for my last show at BeinArt Gallery.

Abalone & mother-of-pearl, clay, acrylic and varnish on Wood.

3.25" h  x 2.5"ø at widest points (8.3 cm h x 6.4 cm ø)


Signed, chop-stamped on the bottom as well as on Certificate of Authenticity

Ships in a box


Jagae (자개), also called najeon (나전), is a Korean word for abalone or mother-of-pearl shells used in pair with tranditional lacquer art called najeon chilgi (나전칠기). Jagae doesn't tarnish after millennia and has mysterious colors depending on lighting.

This is a medium and technique I've been learning and working on this past year, and offered here are some smaller studies of them, some as paintings, and others as 3-dimensional objects/sculptures.

+ Note : I'm not using traditional natural lacquer or ott (옻), as it's a hard medium to acquire from the US. I'm using acrylic paint and gel medium as alternatives.


 * Each piece is made of hand-cut wood panels so exact sizes and squareness may vary a bit.


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