Kim Hyun-jong approaches the clean, white surface of his pots as if it was a canvas. The artist then proceeds to paint on it, bringing to life innumerable shades of blue through cobalt decoration.
The depth of the figurative decoration is mesmerising as they guide the eye to appreciate both the detail and the the overall composition.
Working with a rectangular shape presents peculiar challenges: the pot cannot be thrown on the wheel. Instead, the elements need to be created one by one and then assembled to achieve the final result.
Portrait of Kim Hyun-jong. Image courtesy the artist and Icheon Ceramic.
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2019 Cheongju Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea
2017 Busan International Art Fair, Busan, Korea
2016 Art Santa Fe Fair, Santa Fe, USA
Media, techniques and areas of interest
White Porcelain, Korean traditional ceramic technique, rectangular shape, bottle, cobalt blue, iron glaze, home decor