Lee Hun Chung

South Korean, b. 1967

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Lee Hun Chung

South Korean, b. 1967

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Lee Hun Chung thinks of his ceramics as “three-dimensional landscape painting,” imbued with the colors of his native Korea. The artist hand forms clay into chairs, tables, and decorative objects, which he fires in a hand-made kiln using a celadon glaze first developed in the 15th century. The results of the glazing process are unpredictable, a collaboration between artist and nature that creates a complex patina of painterly layers of glaze, as tactile as they are pleasing to the eye. With his expert touch, earthy materials like clay, cement, and wood become light, soft, and ethereal. Having worked in pottery, sculpture, installation, and furniture, Lee continually pushes the boundaries of his medium.

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Lee Hun Chung thinks of his ceramics as “three-dimensional landscape painting,” imbued with the colors of his native Korea. The artist hand forms clay into chairs, tables, and decorative objects, which he fires in a hand-made kiln using a celadon glaze first developed in the 15th century. The results of the glazing process are unpredictable, a collaboration between artist and nature that creates a complex patina of painterly layers of glaze, as tactile as they are pleasing to the eye. With his expert touch, earthy materials like clay, cement, and wood become light, soft, and ethereal. Having worked in pottery, sculpture, installation, and furniture, Lee continually pushes the boundaries of his medium.

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Articles Featuring Lee Hun Chung
Innovative Korean Design Shines in Paris
Oct 30th, 2015
From His South Korea Studio, Ceramist Lee Hun Chung Pursues Modernity through Tradition
May 19th, 2015
How South Korea’s Gallery Seomi Found a Perfect Outpost—and an Unexpected Market—in the Hollywood Hills
Oct 15th, 2014
Nature and Tradition Inspire Innovative, Contemporary Korean Design
Mar 8th, 2014
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