Kang Hyo Lee presents contemplative abstraction minimalism through traditional puncheong vessels with creamy liquid surfaces and elegant sculptural forms. Lee epitomizes the elegance, simplicity, and historic significance that is emblematic of Korean Puncheong ceramics. His masterful throwing skills translate to work that is timeless, solid design. Combining basic forms such as the moon jar, platter, water jar, and large-scale Onggi pot with expressive pure liquid white-slip, the energy conveyed in his works is rich as well as minimal. Creating that response is masterful- his translation of touch through form pulls the viewer closer to the work. Placement of these objects in a formal setting changes the energy and harmony of a space. Equally at home in a minimal, contemporary setting or a formal room resplendent with Asian decor, his ceramics inform and enhance.
KANG HYO LEE
Born in 1961, Lee is widely regarded as one of the finest Korean potters working today. He has exhibited worldwide and his work is held in many important public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art Institute of Chicago, and International Ceramic Museum, Italy.