Youngeun Shin is a Cardiff based artist, born in Seoul, South Korea.
Whilst studying BA Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Youngeun, through abstract formal experimentation, began to explore themes such as materiality of clay, composition and textures from the everyday. Another recurrent theme in Youngeun’s work is the notion of the act of making, she explores this by creating clay and ceramic objects and compositions that invite the viewer to partake in the activity through observation.
Influenced by artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Lowndes and Rachel Whiteread, Youngeun also draws inspiration from the relationship between the mass-produced and mundane objects around her. Particularly with an interest in the humble and near-universal object, the vessel, as it exists in many forms and occupies many contexts. It continues to provide a reference point and an inspiration for her practice.
Since graduating with a first honours degree (BA Ceramics) from Cardiff School of Art & Design, Youngeun has exhibited at the latest British Ceramics Biennial as a part of FRESH, 2018 Art in Clay Hatfield (CSAD stand) and at Hartslane, London. Youngeun has also been accepted into the 2018- 2019 Graduate Residence ‘INC. Space’ at Cardiff School of Art & Design, where she will continue to develop her art practice.