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© Sejin Bae
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Sejin Bae

  • Ceramicist
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Master Artisan
Sejin Bae Ceramicist
Contact
Korean, English
Hours:
Friday to Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+82 1027534148
© Sejin Bae

Recording time

  • • Sejin Bae runs a pottery workshop
  • • He records the time of his work
  • • He expresses the process of labour

Sejin Bae is an artist who presents a modern reinterpretation of traditional pottery techniques. He has established his own style by repeating similar work over the past 10 years, but always recording the chronology by numbering his pieces. His works serve as a bridge to rethink and get closer to tradition in the past and present. He believes that working with the natural material of clay is an act of synchronising human time with the time of nature. His work is an accumulation of time and devotion. His work implies infinite time with repetitive labour and continuous work. The numbering nomenclature of his pieces interests him, he sees it as a way of recording the time of nature and converts it visually through works that coincide with nature.

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Works

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Waiting for Godot

This ceramic sculpture, "317371-319149" is made of white clay with added white pigment. It was built by forming and putting together very small pieces of clay in which numbers were stamped. The numbering always continues to the next work.

Length 31 cm
Width 31 cm
Height 23 cm

Photo: © Sejin Bae
Waiting for Godot

This ceramic sculpture, part of the "Waiting for Godot" series, is made of white clay with added yellowish grey pigment. It was built by forming and putting together very small pieces of clay in which numbers were stamped, in this case "282260-284565". The numbering always continues to the next work.

Length 33 cm
Width 33 cm
Height 35 cm

Photo: © Sejin Bae
Waiting for Godot

This ceramic sculpture is made of white clay with added white pigment. It was built by forming and putting together very small pieces of clay in which numbers were stamped. The numbering always continues to the next work, this piece is numbered "207789-209359".

Length 48 cm
Width 42 cm
Height 22 cm

Photo: © Sejin Bae
Waiting for Godot

This ceramic sculpture is made of white clay with added reddish grey pigment. It was built by forming and putting together very small pieces of clay in which numbers were stamped, "289211-292183". The numbering always continues to the next work.

Length 36 cm
Width 36 cm
Height 46 cm

Photo: © Sejin Bae
Waiting for Godot

This ceramic sculpture was made with white clay with added gradient pigment. It was built by forming and putting together very small pieces of clay in which numbers were stamped. The numbering always continues to the next work, so this piece is named "138283-142299".

Length 65 cm
Width 65 cm
Height 60 cm

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