Yurim Gough
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Birth

Birth has one face, showing unity, the sperm and the egg.

44x35x33cm 

 

Madame -> Shopaholic

This Madame is so full of self-confidence and arrogance that I imagined this woman who has been a shopping and has dropped into a shoe shop and is sitting in a cobalt blue velvet sofa, just waiting a moment to rest her eyes while she is waiting to try on new shoes.

20 x 22 cm

 

Flying Dots

2019 New projet: Combined Ceramic, Life Drwing and contemporary Fashion.

A man who loves dressing up!

The Melancholy

My art practice is exploring humans complex emotions, different feelings, thoughts and expressing the subconscious mind through in my artworks.

Those new works are influenced by the Isolation that hugely affected our life at the moment, the mental health issues such as depression, dementia, social anxiety, and low self-esteem shows in the vibrant and aposematism colour are represents the emotions to countless forms like a cell that interact and pulled with one another, the colourful blocks are blended and puzzled for support one of strong feeling.

30.5 x 27.5 x 11.5 (D) CM

2021

The Remorse

 

My art practice is exploring humans complex emotions, different feelings, thoughts and expressing the subconscious mind through in my artworks.

Those new works are influenced by the Isolation that hugely affected our life at the moment, the mental health issues such as depression, dementia, social anxiety, and low self-esteem shows in the vibrant and aposematism colour are represents the emotions to countless forms like a cell that interact and pulled with one another, the colourful blocks are blended and puzzled for support one of strong feeling.

33 x 25.5 x 11 (D) CM

2021

The Sorrow

My art practice is exploring humans complex emotions, different feelings, thoughts and expressing the subconscious mind through in my artworks.

Those new works are influenced by the Isolation that hugely affected our life at the moment, the mental health issues such as depression, dementia, social anxiety, and low self-esteem shows in the vibrant and aposematism colour are represents the emotions to countless forms like a cell that interact and pulled with one another, the colourful blocks are blended and puzzled for support one of strong feeling.

27.5 x 29 x 9(D) CM

2021

The Angst

My art practice is exploring humans complex emotions, different feelings, thoughts and expressing the subconscious mind through in my artworks.

Those new works are influenced by the Isolation that hugely affected our life at the moment, the mental health issues such as depression, dementia, social anxiety, and low self-esteem shows in the vibrant and aposematism colour are represents the emotions to countless forms like a cell that interact and pulled with one another, the colourful blocks are blended and puzzled for support one of strong feeling.

27.5 x 29 x 9 (D) CM

2021

 

My Events

Group Exhibition 'Salvage ' Paradigm Gallery +Studio USA
21 Jan 2021 - 12:45
Curated by Christopher Jobson, Founder of Colossal
Group Exhibition 'Salvage ' Paradigm Gallery +Studio USA
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Ely Art Society (Demonstration)
14 Feb 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30
Ely Art Society (Demonstration)14February 2020, Yurim Gough https://www.elyartsociety.com/index.html
Ely Art Society (Demonstration)
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Zari Gallery Solo Exhibition
28 May 2019 - 11:30
I am delighted to announce that my first solo exhibition is held 28th May - 14th June in the very central London at Zari Gallery. Please check your dates and come along to the show. https://zarigallery.co.uk/yurim-gough/
Zari Gallery Solo Exhibition
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
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News

Create! Magazine: Issue 24
Super grateful to be featured in Create Magazine issue No. 24, juried by Christopher Jobson, Founder of Colossal who selected only 25 international artists.
Create! Magazine: Issue 24
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Beyond the Veil
A very special exhibition with Victoria Grant, which has taken so much preparation and anticipation, will begin on the 20th of March - 14th of May. Click further to read all about HIX ART
Beyond the Veil
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Society of Women Artist
My works are chosen to be exhibited at Mall Galleries in London.The SWA seeks works of the highest standard within its specific field The SWA continues to promote female artists and prides itself on the very diverse nature of the work shown during our Annual Open Exhibition from both our non-members and our members. Exhibition Open: Tuesday 24th Sep at 4.00 to Sunday 29th Sep 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 1.00 on Sunday 29th September More information : https://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/
Society of Women Artist
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Create Magazine Issue 15
MY work is featured in Create Magazine issue 15. They choose only emerging artists and I am thrilled to got it.
Create Magazine Issue 15
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Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Art Prize Exhibition
The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists. Consisting of three collections and a biennial self-portrait prize, the Ruth Borchard Collection represents the very best of twentieth-century and contemporary self-portraiture.
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Art Prize Exhibition
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ceramic visual artist
Yurim is a ceramic artist, life drawing directly onto contoured/textured surfaces of hand moulded bowls and vases, adding contemporary imagery on top.
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Bio

Yurim Gough is ceramic visual artist who comes from Korea, a country with a historic tradition of ceramics, where she was a fashion designer and had been designing high heeled shoes for over ten years in Seoul then in Tokyo and London.

She emigrated to England in 2007, the first time she had set foot outside Asia. Learning English from scratch and being influenced by the radical change in culture she went back to being an artist, which was always her first calling. Starting with life drawing and experimenting with other media, She found herself drawn to her cultural roots in ceramics, mixing the two. In 2013 she made bowls and sketched live models drawing directly onto the contoured surfaces, combining the organic hand-moulded form of the bowl with the human form of the model. A couple of years later she began to add imagery to the pieces to extend the narratives that began with the poses, seeking inspiration from what she found captured in the drawings.

In Asian culture bowls are philosophically connected with humanity; for example in Korea they might talk about how big a bowl you have in your mind, so the bowl is holding all your knowledge and experience.

 

Artist Statement

My art practice explores humans’ complex emotions, different feelings, thoughts and expressing the subconscious mind in my artworks.  

Life drawing in front of the living, breathing model is very important and it helps me to understand the humanity that bridges between reality and the idealistic, by joining the model's pose to the contoured surface of the ceramic piece. The lines from the model are communicated through the rough texture to the hand-built stoneware with a ceramic pencil, never changing a line. The jagged lines soften under glaze. Subsequently, a variety of colourful images are layered on top of the life drawing. I make them translucent with the human body visible underneath.

Mixing my lifelong love of life drawing with ceramics in a unique way as a self-taught artist. I use traditional methods and combine with modern methods such as using 3D-printed parts for the ceramics or creating digital art to apply via transfers.

My ideas are hugely influenced by modern society, current issues, especially recent trends and electronic information received from social media.