For potter Yoon Sol, a sphere is the mother's womb where life grows, the egg that lives, and the seed that holds life. At the same time, the sphere is also a symbolic form of evolution and the many changes that such an archetype of life takes to reach the stage of birth. The round softness of its bulk reveals the flexibility of life as if it were wrapped in warmth, and the clear boundary between the surfaces shows the strength of life. Just as the soft earth hardens stiffly and becomes an artwork, the earth, which is the main material of the work, reflects the dual properties of life.
Through the slip casting technique, the artist creates a circular unit of various sizes, cuts and disassembles each piece, and rejoins the fragments again. Through this working method, the partially cut spheres form a single shape. Looking at the details, it seems to look like an organic form of architecture with each unit having its own space that can be gained by supporting each of the others. While the boredom of self-multiplication as a monotonous repetition is not seen, the appearance of the works which are infinitely reproduced by units of different sizes is rather rhythmic.
The artist uses white clay as the main material of his work because it is a material that implies the meaning of "white" as "the essence of simplicity - completeness - purity". The subject of the artist Yoon Sol's work is "less is more” which is a device that enables us to grasp a lot of meanings and stories within the purest and most restrained minimalist state. The artist uses a white glaze developed by himself to create a smooth matte feel, creating a signature white color that is unique to the artist.
Yoon Sol majored in ceramics at the Seoul National University Fine Arts College, and graduated from the Graduate School of Design at the same university with a master's degree in ceramics and a doctorate in crafts. Currently, he is serving as an assistant professor of Craft Design at Baekseok University. He has made three solo exhibitions and has shown works through numerous domestic and international group exhibitions and projects. He has also won many awards and his work is found in the collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong ,Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK and the Korea Ceramic Foundation.