In reviewing the recent Collect art fair, at the Saatchi Gallery, Dezeen wrote about these beautifully delicate ceramics by Seo-Yeon Park.
Inspired by the floral paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, they are just so pretty, aren’t they?
From the Dezeen website:
Ceramic artist Seo-Yeon Park based this collection of slip-cast porcelain tableware on the colours and forms seen in abstract paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
Finished in an array of deep green, purple, and light lilac tones, the tableware emulates some of the colours found in O’Keeffe’s magnified flower works – “The Dark Iris” painting in particular …
Seo-Yeon told Dezeen that her ceramic work is directly inspired by O’Keeffe’s quote: “I paint because colour is a significant language to me.” …
Do click across to Dezeen for more: Seo-Yeon Park …
My only issue with these, as with all functional and beautiful art, would be: too beautiful to use?
I have some lovely tableware by Christiane Perrochon which we do use but live in fear of breakage … not that we wouldn’t replace but it’s the pain of the destruction that gets to us.
Crazy, huh? But, I suspect I’d feel the same about Seo-Yeon Park’s work.
That’s no reason not to invest in beautiful art though.