Artist Meekyoung Shin turns washrooms into sophisticated spaces with her sculptural soap carvings. Anthea Quay from Design Taxi explains how the artist recreates classical Eastern and Western figures from soap. The sculptures are also placed within the washrooms of 16 museums and galleries across the UK.
Shin allows us to question the idea of museums and galleries, proving that even the most unappealing spaces can become luxurious and artistic with the addition of a simple sculpture.
Quay also explains that artist Meekyoung Shin encourages people to use her sculptures as hand soap. As a result, there becomes an interactive element to Shin's artwork. Instead of viewing sculptures behind glass or ropes, Shin allows the audience to become up close and personal with her work. This really encourages one to question the meaning behind art and sculpture in particular.
Sculptural Soap Figures
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