MYUNG NAM AN
Myung Nam An
Myung Nam An is a South Korean sculptural artist, currently living and working in Miami, USA.
To her, art is a lifestyle. As she stated “everything that surrounds and excites me is automatically processed and transformed into the final result: an artwork. The essence of my work is the human being and their everyday life”. Myung finds ceramic to be the most versatile material and it is suited to express his ideas, since through it she can explore his interest in philosophy and technique.
Myung tells stories using symbols which are universal, so that any viewers would be able to understand it and interpret it in their own way, ultimately stimulating an active dialogue between the viewer and the piece of art. Myung explores abstract appropriated images from our culture and translates these onto the surface of his artworks.
“The characteristics and limitations of the materials is a fundamental issue for me. I make use of a working process which is based on analysis and experience. I approach my work in a formal and aesthetic way. That does not mean that emotionality and sensuality are set aside, on the contrary, I go for a cool expression with sensitive undertones and thereby join an abstract, new formalistic movement in contemporary art.”
Myung’s work has attracted much attention over the years and has led her to exhibit internationally.