HyeKyung Son creates installation and site-specific sculpture, that is made up of found materials, rearranged into contemporary still lives. Her work is reflective of our current social system, which is often described as capitalist, materialist, technocracy, and globalist.
Ordinary common objects (for example a plastic bag, pencil, recycled tissue, scissors, bottle and so on) are removed away from their original context and are rearranged and amalgamated to create new meanings for the audience.
Among the vast commodities being endlessly produced within the mass consuming society, Son's practice takes on the opposing attitude against massive global consumerism by focusing on insignificant objects and ephemeral gestures.
This inevitably often leads to an impromptu method - usually considered whimsical as opposed to authoritative and monumental - which is playful, yet conveying messages and comments on the social structure.
Son?s anti-elite, anti-materialistic, and anti-structural attitude, chooses amateurish methods in making, rather than gestures of mastery. In a way they are merely another category of the commodities in the current age of mass production.
HyeKyung Son completed her Masters in Fine Art at Slade School of Art in 2012. She studied her BA at EWHA Womans University, Seoul, Korea and Majored in Sculpture and minored in environmental Design. She has received a number of awards including 'New Start' Grant , Arts Council Korea and her most recent show was 'Land Art Mongolia 360 Biennial', Gobi Desert Mongol.