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Hybrid Expression: Expressing Space through the Integration of East and West by Creating Ceramic Artwork

Jungwon, Park (2015) Hybrid Expression: Expressing Space through the Integration of East and West by Creating Ceramic Artwork. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)


This study demonstrates the potential of an amalgamation of expressing space recognized by cultural contexts through creative and technical processes behind a body of ceramic artworks. The research has identified methods of perception and representation onspace in the East and the West. The identification is necessary in order to establish the foundation of this practical research and to contextualize hybrid expression in artistic expressions within the field of ceramics. The combination of cultural contexts is also an emerging discourse within the field of contemporary ceramic art. The hybrid expression of space offers potentials for using unique qualities of the material to approach this context in artworks.
This research aims to identify, develop and demonstrate on how hybrid cultural concepts might be used to express space in ceramics. A multi-method approach is used to address research issues from the perspective of the ceramic practitioner. The methodology consists of interpretation and comparison of cultural contexts, and their visualization through amalgamating techniques to fabricate works as ceramic art. Here the creative potential of hybrid expressions is underlined while also pursuing diverse technological attempts. In conjunction with these methods, case studies in this research focus on various expressive approaches to represent space in the context of contemporary ceramic art.
This research provides Eastern and Western practitioners with a significant body of knowledge. Theoretical results materialise combinable characteristics of Eastern and Western cultures from a hybrid perspective of theirdualistic structures. The practical results also demonstrate, in several ways, the potential of hybrid expression of space in the creation of 3-dimensionalceramic works. The contribution to knowledge encapsulates the interpretation of a multiplicity of perspectives in cultural contexts, a working method utilising various techniques based on hybrid concepts, and distinct ceramic sculptures as art that connote complex descriptions. As a model of practice for integrated creation this research supplements conceptual discourse and technical transformation in the field of ceramics and with it is the expectation of a paved way for further investigation and development by other practitioners.

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Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 08:46
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 08:01


Author: Park Jungwon

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