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