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EUNGHAN CHOI

CHOI EUNGHAN

I am constantly searching for the identity of ceramic art in the modern world. In contemporary art a vast range of materials are now used to explore ideas that cross territories which have few boundaries. Yet the identity of ‘ceramic art’ in my view remains best represented through clay and glaze. Working with the hands rather than machine can provide a strong emotional response to a ceramic work; subtle interruption of surface, manipulation of form, intervention with glaze and suggestion through colour. All take away from the recognizable regularity of form to create something fresh and new. As my work evolves, I experiment with the character of the clay and glaze. Clay can be broken, torn, stretched, exploded or collapsed to create different visual states. At times it can look rough, hard and tough at others it can appear tender, soft and flexible. Whilst the intentions in my work remain constant, change occurs as I respond to each piece as it comes out of the kiln. This arises again and again and this sense of ‘change’ prompts new ideas and is the driving force behind my work.

PRESENT 


Royal Ceramics Manager

Adjunct Professor at Kangnam University

Chairman of The Korea Ceramic Design Association

 

 

EDUCATION 


2013  M.A Royal College of Art, London, UK

2008  Ph.D Dankook University, Seoul, Korea

2000  M.F.A Dankook University, Seoul, Korea

1995  B.F.A Kangnam University, Seoul, Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 


 2018 5th Solo Exhibition (Cho-Gye Are Museum, Jeju, Korea) 

2014 4th  Solo Exhibition (Able Fine Art NY Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 

2013 3rd  Solo Exhibition (Hockney Gallery, London, UK) 

2007 2nd  Solo Exhibition (Tongin Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 

2005 1st  Solo Exhibition (Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea) 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 


2014  2014 Oriental Image (Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 

2014  Australia-Korea, Invitational Exhibition –Heritage and Diversity-(Hanyang University Museum, Seoul, Korea) 

2013 The 67th Gyeonggi-Do Branch of Korean Fine Arts Association Exhibition (Gyeonggi Arts Center, Suwon, Korea) 

2013  AND THEN THIS (Roca London Gallery, London, UK) 

2012  2012 FOSM Art Fair (St Matthias Churc, London, UK) 

2012  Point of Departure (Great Western Studios, London, UK) 

 

and More Than 120 Group Exhibitions