Bae Sejin lives and works in Seoul.
After some studies at the Seoul National University from which he graduated in 2012, he worked for several years before deciding to devote himself to his passion: ceramic. Since 2009, he has been part of several competitions in Korea and Taiwan. At the same time, he has exhibited his work in Milan, London, Chicago and Osaka. In 2017, he was in the finalists selection of the Loewe Foundation Prize.
Using time as a guiding thread, Bae Sejin pays tribute to the famous theatre play by Samuel Beckett, En attendant Godot. Godot is the one who does not come, letting time stretch, out of its temporality. Sejin's work extends and is divided into multiple elements, which are added to each other in order to symbolize the passing of time. Each one has a number, a mark, though making them unique. All these elements are lost in the immensity of his works, twisted in dynamic sculptures, giving a true lesson in humility. The graphic aspect comes from his formation and first job as a graphic designer.
For the artist, his sculptures allow him to restore the link, lost in our modern society, between man and nature.
2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale Competiton, shortlisted
2017 LOEWE craft prize, Final List
2015 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale International Competition, Bronze Medal
2015 Cheongju International Craft Competition, Silver Medal
2015 Korea Ceramic Arts Award of Korea, Bronze Medal
2012 Korea Ceramic Art s Award of Korea, Gold Medal
2011 National Competition of Mokpoceramic, Award of Excellence
2010 Iks an Korea Arts and Craft Award, Grand Prix
2009 Ul san International Onggi Competition, Gold Medal