"With a focus on the United States' long-established cultural colonialism in South Korea, I approach politically charged public commodities such as a safety fence, newspaper, and flagpoles through linguistic and symbolic reconstruction."
Born in: 1993, South Korea
Lives in: Chicago, USA
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Media: Sculpture, Digital Media, Performance, Installation, Video, Textile Arts
See More Work: www.jisukwak.com
CFA: What themes does your work deal with?
J.S.K.: The deeply-rooted power dynamics between South Korea and the United States that are embedded in everyday objects.
CFA: Describe your creative process.
J.S.K.: I use a wide range of materials particularly wood, metal, and fiber that would best imitate and transfer the original form of a chosen object. All decisions commit to the existing regulation in its measurement, color, and material with small adjustments to its form and functionality: combining different objects into one; removing and rearranging inscribed text and image, and reinventing or rejecting a function.