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Bohyun Yoon

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

I am interested in the invisible properties of glass (transparency, refraction, and distortion), and I continuously explore ways of making those properties visible. These invisible but real properties of glass are an appropriate medium and metaphor for the hidden aspects of societal conventions and stereotypes. I expose socially constructed notions of race, class, and gender by combining images of the human body with materials that possess invisible properties. To aid the physical properties of glass in speaking about society, my art uses a variety of media and phenomena for instance sound, reflection, and human perception.

Currently, I am continuing my study of visibility and perception by exploring the illusion of relationship between self and others. I am interested in the possibility or impossibility of seeing one’s self without drawing comparisons to others.

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