Korean artist Jin Young Yu fabricates poignant plastic sculptures that mirror both her adolescent emotions and adult personality. To capture these feelings and characteristics, the sculptor gives her transparent figures fairly stoic faces with many appearing to hold back a flood of tears. “My works are about the ‘invisible people',” she told Arrested Motion. “I wanted to talk about the stories of the people who said, ‘I definitely don't know them, but they knew me so well. They said they worked with me for over a year. To me, that person was a transparent existence that neither did or didn't exist.'”
“It was too simple to define them as ‘the alienated people' or ‘the depressed people,” the artist continues. “Instead, I thought that I, or we, could easily be one of them. My works are about people who, instead of getting along with others, choose to keep a distance from them, and be invisible or be left alone unconcerned. Instead of trying to fit into the world, they climb into a space of their own and reject other people's intrusions.”
To view these evocative works, you can visit the Myself/Them exhibit at Los Angeles' Art Merge Lab pop-up space from September 19th to October 17th.