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Artist Cha Jong-Rye Sculpts Wood Like Clay

 - Jun 26, 2011
References: jongrye & thisiscolossal
These wooden canvases by Korean artist Cha Jong-Rye are a mind-blowing exercise in patience and incredible attention to detail. She sculpts these works in an almost claylike fashion, and it is difficult to believe they are even made from wood at first glance. Accoding to Colossal, Jong-Rye layers and sands hundreds of delicate wood pieces to create these pockmarked canvases, threatening beds of thorns and wall-sized recreations of crumpled cloth napkins.

The incredible artist completed her graduate work at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul 15 years ago and since then has had numerous group exhibits and five solo shows. Her latest works are on display at the Sungkok Art Museum. These brilliant works of art are so awe-inspiring in their detail; I can't help but admire the vision, time and difficulty involved in the evolution of some of these pieces.