sanwacompany Art Award Grand Prix
The House We Live In
Disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and accidents can suddenly kill many people, leave them without a place to live, and cause them to lose their daily lives. Disasters and accidents continue to occur in our neighborhoods and around the world. What I can do is to continue to create and send out works that will help people living in the present realize the importance of everyday life. With this in mind, I draw trivial everyday life. This work, "The House We Live In," is a full-scale installation of three-dimensional works. I made the shape by measuring and observing actual furniture and daily necessities, covered it with white cloth, and outlined it with black thread.
As I walk around the city, I look at various people's houses. I created the everyday life of ordinary people behind the curtains that I always see from outside the window. The work is drawn only with black lines, and you can overlay your own daily life on it like a coloring book. On a sunny day, the laundry drying on the balcony or in the garden, the potted plants, the shadows of the curtains and cupboards seen through the window... I feel a sense of relief and peace from the similar daily lives of people I don't know. The peace of "normal. Every moment in the house we live in is important.
Born in 1987 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Yu Sora graduated from Hongik University in 2011 with B.A. in Sculpture and received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020. She has participated in the Koganecho Bazaar in 2013, won the Tokyo Midtown Award for Excellence in 2018, and participated in Roppongi Art Night in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded the 68th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Exhibition Purchase Prize and the Mori Prize.
Recent solo exhibitions include "Ordinary Day" (Amarabu Art Lab A-lab, Hyogo, Japan) in 2021, "Trivial Anniversary" (Gallery Lotte, Seoul, Korea) and "Ordinary Day" (Stay gold, Seoul, Korea) in 2018, and "Moving" (YCC Gallery, Yokohama, Japan) in 2017.