He Called to Adam


Korean Art Museum Association

Korean Art Museum Association

Michelangelo's Pieta is a monumental to the artist as it has provided the transitional sentiment to her. She once has cut out the Christ's figure from the Pieta poster. It was a masochistic act coming from a relentless religious questioning. And she couldn't feel any more humane looking at the empty Jesus cut-out. As humanly as it gets, it was more divine to her. She reproduced this Pieta figure out of mud and placed live ivy vines plant as well as artificial ivy plants. You will be able to tell which one's real when the live ivy withers and fake one doesn't. Through this irony where the world can only suck the life out of real things, the audiences at last discovers the real worth of stigmata and Jesus Christ

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  • Title: He Called to Adam
  • Creator: Ligyung, 리경
  • Date Created: 2005
  • Physical Dimensions: w2200 x h770 x d1200 cm
  • Type: Media, Installation
  • Medium: FRP. Ivy. Artificial ivy
  • Critic's Note: Ligyung's artistic territory presents her diverse talents and expressive range in installation, plane figure, and sculpture. She aspires to seek her everlasting interests in religious spirituality, ruptured contradiction between human interactions, and she continues to bring fundamental questions when the art and society relates to one another. Generally, artists' works tend to begin with their own identity searching and went on to the worldly conflict with the identity found then finally ends with the religious subject matter. On the other hand, Ligying's work investigates religious spirituality from the very first stage. Her ability to provide not only the individual existence intimately connected to religion, but also the religious contradiction and concerns is astonishing. The artist continues to ask "How incomplete it is what you are seeing is what you believing?" and visualizes such question through her installation works at the various exhibition in England, Germany, Slovenia and Asia. Her sharp outlook on the world always leaves you with the sensational significance and a memorization.
  • Artist's Education: Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. M.F.A., Painting.

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