A study of Jagae series for my last show at BeinArt Gallery.
Abalone & mother-of-pearl, Acrylic, Colored Pencils, Acrylic gel medium and varnish on Wood.
( Second and third photos are in different natural lighting )
4" x 4" (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm) *
Signed, chop-stamped on the back, as well as on Certificate of Authenticity
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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