Deok Ho Kim
1985Born in Seoul, South Korea
2011–2013B.F.A and M.F.A. in Ceramics, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, South Korea
2011Honorable Mention "Faenza Prize International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art"
2013Honorable Mention "The 8th Cheongju International Craft Competition"
Since 2014Instructor, Faculty of Craft and Design, Baekseok University of Korea

Deok Ho Kim

By showing things “how they really are”, Deok Ho Kim is rooted in the tradition of minimalism. “When we see a circle or a straight line, we subconsciously always look for basic characteristics, such as symmetry and precision,” he explains. And it is precisely these objective “basic attributes” that can be found as a recurrent theme in all of his ceramics. Kim combines between five and seven vessels to form a set, whose individual pieces of disparate sizes, whether they are round or edged, are always characterized by perfectly harmonized proportions. Not easy to work into shape, the white ceramic material requires superlative craftsmanship and maximized precision. In conjunction with repetitive movements of the hands and the turning of the potter’s wheel, Kim creates objects of captivatingly simple shapes. Sales prices range from 500 to 3,000 euros.

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  • Germany
      • raumwerk – Concept Store und Galerie

        AddressSchwanthalerstraße 125 + 142
        80339 Munich
        Phone+49 (0)179 241 45 61
        TimesThursday-Friday 2pm–7pm
        Saturday 11am–2pm
  • South Korea
      • LVS Craft / Gallery LVS

        Changuimun-ro 5-gil
        03022 Seoul
        Phone+82 (0)2 2234 7475 / +82 (0)2 3443 7475
        TimesMonday–Friday 9am–6pm
        Saturday 10am–5pm

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