YURIM GOUGH

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1. BIRTH
Birth has one face, showing unity, the sperm and the egg.
Life drawing on hollowed ceramic vase, ceramic pencil, transfers, porcelain pen, gold.


2017


H44 x W35 x D33 cm


£4,000

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2. BINARY
Binary is shaped into two concave breasts, or buttocks, with the artwork highlighting these feminine body parts so hyper-sensualised by modern ideals of beauty and fashion.
Life drawing on hollowed ceramic vase, ceramic pencil, transfers, porcelain pen, gold.


2017


H48 x W29 x D25 cm


£4,800

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3. FOUR ELEMENTS
Four Elements is a take on contemporary looking at water, fire, wind and mother earth.


Life drawing on hollowed ceramic vase, ceramic pencil, transfers, porcelain pen, gold.


2017


H53 x W34 x D26 cm


£5,300

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4. 6 WORDS FOR LOVE
This vase shows 6 different loves; love of the self/ playful love / deep friendship/ sexual passion/ longstanding love/ love for everyone.


H64 x W27 x D27 cm


£5.500


Yurim Gough is a ceramic visual artist. Born in Korea, a country with a historic tradition of ceramics. She was a fashion designer and had been designing high heeled shoes for over ten years in Seoul, then in Tokyo, before moving to 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 started to make bowls and began to sketch onto stoneware. Yurim works with life models and draws directly onto the contoured surfaces, combining the organic hand-moulded form of the bowl with the human form of the model. Imagery is added to the pieces to extend the narratives that began with the poses, seeking inspiration from what she found captured in the drawings.


Traditional and modern methods are combined, such as using 3D-printed parts for the ceramics or creating digital art to apply via transfers.


Yurim is hugely influenced by modern society and current issues, especially recent trends and electronic information received from social media.
This completely unique style of Yurim’s and subsequently beautiful works of art, capture moments in time.

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.
Exhibitions


2021
•    Paradigm Gallery, Group Exhibition ‘ Salvage”, Philadelphia, USA


2020
•    SWA 159th Annual group Exhibition, London, UK
•    Hix Art Gallery ‘Beyond the veil’, London, UK

•    Saatchi Art, Selected by Saatchi Art’s 100 Top Women Artists


2019
•    The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York, USA
•    SWA 158 annual exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, UK
•    Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge UK
•    Create Magazine Issue 15. USA
•    First solo exhibition ‘Naked in clothes’, London, UK
•    Ruth Borchard Self-portrait Art Prize, Kings Place (Piano Nobile Gallery), London, UK


2018
•    Royal West of England Academy, 166th Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, UK
•    Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge, UK


2017
•    Visual Open Art, Finalist, UK
•    Flux Exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
•    Royal West of England Academy, Drawn Exhibition in Bristol, UK


2016
•    Royal West of England Academy, 164th Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, UK
•    The Other Art Fair, London, Uk


2015
•    The Other Art Fair at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK


2014

•    Southbank Art Trail, Bristol, UK