Let's Not Get Too Started

Estimate: $7,000. Employing materials such as soap, potato chips, milk, and hair gel, Anicka Yi creates tactile and fragrant sculptures, paintings, and installations that play on the paradox between the enduring, timelessness of art, and ideas of impermanence.

About Anicka Yi

Employing materials such as soaps, potato chips, milk, and hair gel, Anicka Yi creates tactile and fragrant sculptures, paintings, and installations that play on the paradox between the enduring, timelessness of art, and ideas of impermanence. Her soap paintings act as a statement on the cosmetics and body-related industries, while their scents disrupt expectations of experiential art. By combining ingredients, she draws on associations and memories, such as that of a freshly scrubbed kitchen in Auras, Orgasms, and Nervous Peaches (2011), in which fragrant olive oils leak from the walls of a tiled room. “I'm interested in connections between materials and materialism, states of perishability and their relationship to meaning and value, consumerist digestion and cultural metabolism,” she says.

Korean, b. 1971, Seoul, South Korea, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Anicka Yi, 7.070.430K of Digital Spit, Fondation d'Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Basel
2015
Anicka Yi: 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Inhuman, Fridericianum, Kassel
2015
The Radiants, Bortolami, New York