Yurim Gough
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Birth has one face, showing unity, the sperm and the egg.



Madame -> Shopaholic

This Madame is so full of self-confidence and arrogance that I imagined this woman who has been a shopping and has dropped into a shoe shop and is sitting in a cobalt blue velvet sofa, just waiting a moment to rest her eyes while she is waiting to try on new shoes.

20 x 22 cm


Four Elements

Four Elements is a take on contemporary looking at Water, Fire, Wind and Mother Earth.



Flying Dots

2019 New projet: Combined Ceramic, Life Drwing and contemporary Fashion.

A man who loves dressing up!


I am dreaming of....

My Events

Ely Art Society (Demonstration)
14 Feb 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30
Ely Art Society (Demonstration)14February 2020, Yurim Gough https://www.elyartsociety.com/index.html
Ely Art Society (Demonstration)
Zari Gallery Solo Exhibition
28 May 2019 - 11:30
I am delighted to announce that my first solo exhibition is held 28th May - 14th June in the very central London at Zari Gallery. Please check your dates and come along to the show. https://zarigallery.co.uk/yurim-gough/
Zari Gallery Solo Exhibition

July Open Studios


Beyond the Veil
A very special exhibition with Victoria Grant, which has taken so much preparation and anticipation, will begin on the 20th of March - 14th of May. Click further to read all about HIX ART
Beyond the Veil
Society of Women Artist
My works are chosen to be exhibited at Mall Galleries in London.The SWA seeks works of the highest standard within its specific field The SWA continues to promote female artists and prides itself on the very diverse nature of the work shown during our Annual Open Exhibition from both our non-members and our members. Exhibition Open: Tuesday 24th Sep at 4.00 to Sunday 29th Sep 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 1.00 on Sunday 29th September More information : https://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/
Society of Women Artist
Create Magazine Issue 15
MY work is featured in Create Magazine issue 15. They choose only emerging artists and I am thrilled to got it.
Create Magazine Issue 15
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Art Prize Exhibition
The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists. Consisting of three collections and a biennial self-portrait prize, the Ruth Borchard Collection represents the very best of twentieth-century and contemporary self-portraiture.
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Art Prize Exhibition

ceramic visual artist
Yurim is a ceramic artist, life drawing directly onto contoured/textured surfaces of hand moulded bowls and vases, adding contemporary imagery on top.
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I come from Korea, a country with a historic tradition of ceramics, where I was a fashion designer. By age 30 I had been designing high-heeled shoes for over ten years in Seoul then in Tokyo and London. I emigrated to England in 2007, the first time I had set foot outside Asia. Learning English from scratch and being influenced by the radical change in culture I went back to being an artist, which was always my first calling. Starting with life drawing and experimenting with other media, I found myself drawn to my cultural roots in ceramics, mixing the two. In 2013 I made bowls and sketched live models drawing directly onto the contoured surfaces, combining the organic hand-moulded form of the bowl with the human form of the model. A couple of years later I began to add imagery to the pieces to extend the narratives that began with the poses, seeking inspiration from what I found captured in the drawings.

In Asian culture bowls are philosophically connected with humanity; for example in Korea we might talk about how big a bowl you have in your mind, so the bowl is holding all your knowledge and experience. I mould the bowls in my hands and I draw straight onto them, with no plan, never changing a line. My vases are like many bowls coming together inverted into sculptures. Drawing directly onto these with a life model, with a human in front of me, I can be led by their energy and afterwards see what of human life can fit into a bowl. What I found drove me to use imagery on top to draw out stories imagined from the lives.