MoAS (Mobility of Architectural Space)
Zelkova, Maedeup, Oil, LG OLED light
80 x 5 x 180cm, each
Along the long stretch of the grain of zelkova tree, the eyes stop at the frame of the door covered with hanji, gracefully standing. The light that escapes through it warmly brightens the space like a moonlight at night, and the colorful maedeup (decorative knots) cast in front of the bars in the window balances on both ends. Reminiscent of a Korean traditional window, this work is a folding screen designed by the designer SOH Eun-myeong. Titled MoAS (Mobility of Architectural Space), this work transforms a two-fold screen, Gokgyeong, to give not only the functions of dividing, covering and decorating, but also the function of soft indirect lighting with the LG OLED light. The traditional maedeup hanging maximizes its decorativeness.
Two of two-fold screens can also be one structure depending on the way of installing them, thanks to the skills of an important intangible cultural heritage, somokjang artisan Hong Hun-pyo and a Seoul intangible cultural heritage, maedeupjang Kim Eun-yeong who designed and produced this work of the simple sense of Korean beauty. After the process of drying the zelkova tree for years and refining it several times, The somokjang artisan Hong Hunpyo highlighted the beauty of the wood grain and elaborately structured by the traditional weaving. The frame of the door made of minimal materials and the refined skills shows the light and simple aesthetic values. This work is characterized by its seemingly simple looks, yet with its compact technology and meticulously measured solidity. The master Kim Eum-yeong’s elegant maedeup made by braiding the thinly threaded silk she dyed herself, results in several shapes, depend on which various maedeup patterns are formed. It is worthy of saying that a maedeup born at the fingertips is just like gorgeous flower. It is called ‘Yuso’ that maedep is decorated with tassels, the Yuso for this work is the one used for flag of ‘a charm of Inro Bodhisattva‘ that turns people to Buddhism. In order to pray for a world full of goodness, Yuso is placed on both ends in a balanced manner along with light to benefit everybody.
b.1973, works in Seoul
Certified Trainee of National Intangible Cultural Heritage PARK Myung-bae
President, HONG Hoon-pyo st Workshop
- 2010-2013 Training Youngsan Master’s Workshop of Park Myeong-bae
- 2017 HONG Hoon-pyo Wood Furniture Exhibition, Sinnae-dong Catholic Church, Seoul
- 2017 Aging Wood, Aging Furniture, Geumboseong Art Center, Seoul
- 2016 Masterpieces of Traditional Craft Exhibition, Canter for Training in Important Intangible Properties, Seoul
- 2016 National Intangible Cultural Heritage PARK Myung-bae and His pupils Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
- 2012 Gyeonggi Style, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Yongin
- 2012 Participation Prize, Korean Annual Traditional Handicraft Art Exhibition, Seoul
- 2012 Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, Seoul