Kap Sun Hwang
Kap-Sun Hwang
1963Born in Seoul, South Korea
1983–1986Free art (ceramics), National University of Seoul
1991–1998Free art (ceramics), Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel, Germany
1998–2000Freelancer, Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen
Since 2001Freelancer, Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg, studio with Si-Sook Kang in Kellinghusen, Germany
Since 2003Professor at the National University of Seoul
2014Director of Yanggu Porcelain Research Center
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Kap Sun Hwang

The captivating porcelain vessels crafted by Kap Sun Hwang remind us of the classically modern constructivism characteristic of Moholy-Nagy’s and Mondrian’s works. Nevertheless, these porcelain ‘constructions’ radiate a breathtaking elegance thanks to their sophisticated refinement. The mystery of how the colored lines in the matte-white porcelain have been created is readily explained by the potter: Hwang cuts the porcelain body into pieces when it has dried so as to be leather-hard, using a metal thread. Then he colors the cut surfaces and accurately puts the individual pieces together again before firing the vessels. This is also how he creates multi-colored objects.

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