The exhibition title reflects the calm and mindful status of the maker-artists, whose practices are hands-on and materials-led. Like the unknown potters of ancient times, these Koren maker-artists hold a focus on process and an understanding of the laws of nature, pursuing an egoless state of mind in order to create true beauty in their contemporary practice.
Running as a precursor to and alongside ‘K-Wave’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum (September 22 – June 23). The included works consider the meditative aesthetic of Korean craftsmanship, exploring how this can help us find tranquillity and consolation in turbulent times.
This Cromwell Place exhibition has already taken place
About the Hosts
Lloyd Choi Gallery
Lloyd Choi Gallery represents craftsmanship-led contemporary Korean artists and designers. The gallery believes in the power of art to enlighten, a concept rooted firmly in Korean tradition. The thorough knowledge of materials, the masterful skill and meditative processes create an alchemic reaction that moves beyond the boundaries of craft, design and fine art. Specialising in Korean contemporary studio ceramics, the gallery promotes artists whose contemporary works echo the traditional values best described by Bernard Leach, in his ‘A Potter’s Book’, “nobility, austerity, strength, breath, subtlety, warmth qualities which apply equally to our judgments of human and ceramic values.”