Shredded: The Bookworks of Jukhee Kwon | Book Patrol

Shredded: The Bookworks of Jukhee Kwon | Book Patrol.

I  have featured book art before here, but this new form (to me) is quite unique. What this South Korean artist does with discarded books is amazing! What imagination and creativity!

“Book Patrol” carried this story on March 10, 2015. This is their introduction to this special artwork. Be sure to visit their link so as to see the other images.

“I destroy books…But actually my work is positive. A discarded book is a dead book. I give it new life.” – Jukhee Kwon

For artist Jukhee Kwon, a South Korean working in London, the book is where it all begins. “It’s freedom and excitement for me, trying to express what has been hidden inside the book’s closed covers. The book has its own story, its own energy.”

Kwon works only with discarded books, painstakingly and meticulously cutting hundreds of pages to create her new objects.

Here’s one of Kwon’s samples:

jukhee-kwon-redemption-2013

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