Aesthetics explains why we find beauty in certain thing. It is defined as a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Many philosophers I.e. Aristotle and Emmanuel Kant thought that beauty should be judged not only by its looks, but its functionality. Korean Artist Lee Jae Hyo creates usable artworks, such as chairs and tables, from timber he collects from a forest nearby to his workshop. His work is centered around nature and the honest patterns they inherently make, letting the material create its own form “working with it with it not against.” Hyo, 2004. I enjoy his work as I think it is a way 0f appreciating the beauty in simplicity of nature and repurposing the raw materials without destroying the already appealing rustic aesthetic.
Artandpopularculture.com. 2021. Aristotle’s aesthetics – The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia. [online] Available at: <http://www.artandpopularculture.com/Aristotle%27s_aesthetics> [Accessed 30 March 2021].