Kang Myung Sun

South Korean, b. 1974

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Kang Myung Sun

South Korean, b. 1974

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In a mélange of past and present, South Korean-born artist Kang Myung Sun combines the traditional craft techniques of her ancient heritage with modern practicality and innovation. This dialogue, formed between the traditions and materials of a 2,000-year Asian history and contemporary, 21st-century materials and approaches, manifests in the form of delicately curved organic furniture—benches, wall-cabinets, stools, tables, and chairs—that simultaneously challenge and embrace modern design. Through her use of traditional lacquering techniques, such as black urethane inlaid with mother of pearl, Kang emphasizes the natural, iridescent beauty of her pearls, which are juxtaposed by the archaic, declining technique of traditional wood lacquering methods.

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In a mélange of past and present, South Korean-born artist Kang Myung Sun combines the traditional craft techniques of her ancient heritage with modern practicality and innovation. This dialogue, formed between the traditions and materials of a 2,000-year Asian history and contemporary, 21st-century materials and approaches, manifests in the form of delicately curved organic furniture—benches, wall-cabinets, stools, tables, and chairs—that simultaneously challenge and embrace modern design. Through her use of traditional lacquering techniques, such as black urethane inlaid with mother of pearl, Kang emphasizes the natural, iridescent beauty of her pearls, which are juxtaposed by the archaic, declining technique of traditional wood lacquering methods.

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Articles Featuring Kang Myung Sun
The Salon Art + Design Brings a Global, Eclectic Blend of Designers and Craftsmen to Park Avenue
Nov 13th, 2015
9 Designers to Discover at Design Miami/ 2014
Nov 24th, 2014
Nature and Tradition Inspire Innovative, Contemporary Korean Design
Mar 8th, 2014
Gallery SEOMI’s PJ Park Invigorates Korean Traditions
Dec 4th, 2013
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