South Korea’s Junmin Bae makes our heads spin with her scrutiny of beauty and bizarreness in the movements of micro-objects. Her polymer shapes fluidly increase and decrease as if under a microscope.
We don’t know whether we should fondle these shapes or be repulsed by them. We sense echoes of insect eggs, tumors, and cells.
This puts our craft in an exciting predicament. Do we love it? Do we hate it? Nevermind, her polymer work puts us directly in the midst of contemporary questions. Exciting works with a fresh approach!