Maeng Wookjae is a Korean artist that concentrates on art as a vehicle to communicate contemporary social and environmental problems to the viewer by stimulating, not just emotion, but sensibilities and memories.
Maeng Wookjae works with ceramics and his pieces often resemble commemorative busts or mounted heads reminiscent of big game trophies. Sometimes, works are painted to blend in with wall treatments or trendy decor.
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His creations evoke curiosity in the viewer and their desire to grasp the inner meanings of the work. Within this process the viewer not only intellectually comprehends the work but also viscerally appreciates it if their preconceptions are challenged or senses other than sight are stimulated.
In our environment, numerous creatures live in harmony. Yet there are other creatures that merely exist without enjoying their natural right due to human classification and negligence. He likes to express the nature of the relationship between human and other creatures, hoping to provide an opportunity-however brief-for modern man to consider the realities of the environment in which he exists, even as he continues his daily existence indifferent to it.
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