Suh Jeong Min (South Korea)

The artwork of Suh Jeong-min employs the timeless structures of geometry while simultaneously pursuing an idiosyncratic aesthetic that combines cultural references with unusual formal techniques. These elegant and somewhat imposing works are neither painting nor sculpture, yet have properties of both. The paper Suh uses is made out of Buddhist prayer rolls from Korean hanji, produced from the inner bark of Mulberry trees.
These “borrowed” prayers are glued, rolled then cut, and are fixed on a wooden frame to create large relief, mandala-like works. Suh says a prayer of thanks while creating these “prayer works”, believing that the borrowed prayers of others will bless the home or person once the work finds its final resting place.
Suh  Jeong Min
Suh Jeong Min