About the Savage Chair by Jay Sae Jung Oh
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Manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, making a strong statement about our current cultural condition of abundance. Sharp attention is focused on reconsideration of the ordinary. In this project, I started to collect discarded plastic objects, assembled them together, and wrapped them with a natural material. The transformation occurs in the amalgamated form and the concealment of this form. Innovation, invention, and beauty can emerge from anywhere, even the most familiar, ordinary and everyday.
About Jay Sae Jung Oh
Jay Sae Jung Oh was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Educated in the arts of sculpture, she pursued her bachelors and masters degree at Kookmin University. While completing her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant and a professional artist which enabled her to be chosen by Societe Genrale Corporate Investment Bank as one of Korea’s best rising artists. While practicing in the fine arts field, she noticed the importance of design and how it communicates to people in a much more familiar manner. From then on she was challenged and compelled to join the 3d Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, which provided her with a culminating experience which in essence provided her with the flexibility to intertwine both art and design. At the completion of her second Master’s degree, she acquired awards from Design Quest, Cranbrook Art Museum, and nominated as top in the 3d Department for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.
Ms. Oh is currently working for NYC based, italian designer, Gaetano Pesce, with whom she has gained experience in creating and influencing Mr. Pesce’s products and installations. Her prior work has been received publicly at numerous exhibitions including the Daimler Chrysler Headquarters, Lotte Hotel, Hyundai Department Store, as well as earning a permanent space at the Cranbrook Art Museum collection and Kookmin University