World country:United States

Technique:Cold work, Hot glass

Occupation:Artist, Museum

Discipline:Fine art, Installation, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Education, Exhibition

Product:Fine Art, Sculptural, Sculpture

Hoseok Youn

South Korea Artist, maker, glassblower Currently based in USA

The project BEAST reinterprets the young generations in contemporary conspicuous consumer culture through fantastic, mysterious, and heroic characters. The artist was inspired by games and movies’ characters and made ridiculous looking beasts out of goblet components and decorative stemware designs to create the chaotic, dramatic, and competitive life of consumer culture. Many young people have fantasy of wealthy life and desire to show off their possession to compete and evaluate each other in real life. In this work, transformation of goblets and stemware to body parts are the symbol of wearing wealth that represents the power and social class of society and each character reflects the image of person in fantasy of materialistic life.