Much of Ahrong Kim’s vibrant ceramic sculptures are reflections of what happens inside our minds. That cacophony comes through in surreal forms, patched together in a strange, yet somehow cohesive sculpture scene. The artist creates both functional objects and progressive forms under this mindset.
“My work is based on psychological observations that are representative of voices we all hear inside,” the artist says. “I make ceramic figurative sculptures that describe emotions from my life as a diary. By exploring expressive possibilities of my visual language, the figurative form and its multi-colored surfaces reveal the abstracted version of my interiority. Creation of ceramics requires endurance. Looking at its chemical changes through the process of firing, it is a creature granted with invisible power, which means its outcome belongs to nature. Ceramics are regenerated by fire, the most fundamental aspect of nature. Borrowing human hands, it cannot create emotions unless the will or passion of the artist is naturally melted down upon it.”
See more of the artist’s work below.