A study of Jagae* techniques from earlier 2022
This Wave series were for studying making organic lines out of stiff Jagae*, while exploring the idea of entrapment of internal turmoils represented by waves.
You can see the varying colors of the abalone depending on the angle and lighting in photos.
This piece can be hung any direction as desired.
Green Abalone, Acrylic, Acrylic gel medium and varnish on Wood.
(Background colors is dark blue)
8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20. 3 cm)
Signed, chop-stamped on the back
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (signed and chop-stamped)
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*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 is known to not tarnish even after millennia and reflects mysterious colors depending on lighting.
This is a medium and technique I've been learning and working on these past few years, and offered here are some smaller studies using them.
+ 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.
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