MIJI SHIN

Sculpture
Alumni
detail of artist's work

My work starts from an interest in the position and placement of objects in public space. Public space, as ordinarily defined by society, can be in certain circumstances transformed into very private spaces, for example, a toilet stall or transportation seat. In my research, I examine how we can define public and private and the ways that we recognize our own territory.

Recent projects have involved installing works in public space or transforming public space into my work. I have been focusing on everyday objects and their backgrounds ( or environments qua habitats), how they relate to each other, and how they are recognized by our eyes. Of particular interests in the body of work are figure-ground operations, I attempted to capture the circulation of objects back-and-forth from figure to ground and back again, reminiscent of camouflage in nature.

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.