Jin-Sook So was born in Korea in 1950 and has spent more than two decades in Sweden where she has garnered considerable acclaim. Since 1984, So has been using transparent steel mesh cloth, which she burns, paints, electroplates in gold and/or silver, sews and shapes to create sculptural vessels and wall pieces. The past 20 years have influenced her art, resulting in her current; work, shimmering steel mesh that has been painted, gilded and manipulated. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Yougeun Museum outside of Seoul for the past year. The artist’s work has been featured in many shows nationally and internationally, including SOFA 2012.
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Steel Bowl, steel mesh, electroplated with gold/silver, steel thread, 15.5 x 7cm