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Sang Woo Kim after graduating in Fine Arts, section Art and Craft from Chonnam National University in 2004 he trained in the Onggi-pottery (traditional Korean earthenware) learning how to build giant vessels from thin slabs of clay. Since Switzerland became his second home, he has used it to make unmistakable artworks.

With their gentle curves, they are reminiscent of the natural beauty of pebbles polished by water, throught them he express his idea of life as the result of the daily experiences.They radiate great calmness and, at the same time, appear animated by the play of light on their high gloss surfaces. He engraves some of his works with Korean verses or fine lines, reminiscent of fingerprints, and burnishes all his objects for days on end. Unique patterns and a broad palette of earthy colour tones develop during the subsequent pit-firing.

For several years Kim has also built porcelain objects that he also burnishes. Like the clay works, through their simple, elegant and sensual forms they say about artist’s perception of life and nature.

Selected exhibitions
2018
J. Lohmann Gallery at Design Miami 2018J. Lohmann Gallery
2017
Claytime!Side Gallery
2014
RoundGallery LVS
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Spring II, 2018

Ceramic
11 3/5 × 14 × 11 in
29.5 × 35.6 × 27.9 cm
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Location
New York, East Hampton
Medium

Sang Woo Kim after graduating in Fine Arts, section Art and Craft from Chonnam National University in 2004 he trained in the Onggi-pottery (traditional Korean earthenware) learning how to build giant vessels from thin slabs of clay. Since Switzerland became his second home, he has used it to make unmistakable artworks.

With their gentle curves, they are reminiscent of the natural beauty of pebbles polished by water, throught them he express his idea of life as the result of the daily experiences.They radiate great calmness and, at the same time, appear animated by the play of light on their high gloss surfaces. He engraves some of his works with Korean verses or fine lines, reminiscent of fingerprints, and burnishes all his objects for days on end. Unique patterns and a broad palette of earthy colour tones develop during the subsequent pit-firing.

For several years Kim has also built porcelain objects that he also burnishes. Like the clay works, through their simple, elegant and sensual forms they say about artist’s perception of life and nature.

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