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Bubble Bud Paradise - Much Loved 2 back, H13.5" x W7" x D7", Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze

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Bubble Bud Paradise - Much Loved 2 detail

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Peony Paradise front

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Birdcage Jar front, 2018

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Birdcage Jar-Whichever way the wind blows, 2016, Porcelain, Underglaze, H19" x W16" x D15"

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Chasing Shadow Jar, 2016, Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze H16" x W15" x D15"

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Birdcage Jar "The Paradise"-East, 2016, H15.5" x W12" x D12"

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Still Life – East 2013, , Porcelain, Underglaze 16” x 11” x 11”

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Still Life East 2 - Tangerine and Persimmon

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Dreamlandia-Broken Dream 2013/H16"xW20"xD18"/Porcelain, Underglaze, Glaze, Rubber

Myungjin Kim was born in South Korea. She received her MFA in ceramic art at Seoul National University in 2002 after which she moved to the United States.

MJ has taught Ceramics at Santa Ana College, Cerritos College, University of Georgia, Athens, UGA Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy. MJ has taught at California State Univ. Long Beach from 2011 to 2015.

Her work is about human life stories that blend the real and surreal using figuration, animals, vessels and assorted objects. She works primarily with porcelain and most works carry drawn and painted illusionistic imagery. Her ceramic art is featured in private and public collections in both the United States and Asia.

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Husband and wife duo, Komakino, launched their 4th collection during the last London Fashion Week. The pair, consisting of South Korean born Jin Kim and Italian Federico Capalbo, met in Florence and moved to London in 2005. Kim has worked for Topman design, Michiko Koshino London and McQ Alexander Mc Queen, while Capalbo is currently studying Menswear design at Central St Martins.

Fe and Jin, as their friends know them, have been working on the label since their move to the capital and although initially a street-wear label, they have evolved well into their signature style ofDuo fusing military influences with tailoring.

Their AW09 offering was based on fascist buildings and a sense of disillusion, aiming to present an apocalyptic vision. “Interaction within a social atmosphere plays a big role in the design process. Komakino is based on reality, taking current cultural aspects, implementing them then giving them a twist”, Fe says. The collection saw a dark palette of deconstructed jackets and trousers with unfinished details, elasticated bands covering t-shirts and jeans, juxtaposed with tailored finishes on box shaped coats and sheer hooded tops.

The design duo, previously showing at London Fashion Week in September 2007, have also produced a range of exclusive Komakino t-shirts and prints for Levi’s Korea, and have presented at Tokyo Fashion Week.

KOMAKINO

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Open Vase 0115, ca. 2015 Copper, Iron, 70 × 62 × 62 cm

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Jar with Cracks 0116, 2016 Brass, Copper, Iron, 49 × 34 × 34 cm

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Jar with Cracks 0116, 2016 Brass, Copper, Iron, 47 × 45 × 45

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Fill and Empty 0118, 2018 Brass, Iron, 27.5 × 27.5 × 27.5 cm

Jar with Cracks, inspired by white porcelain moon jars from the Joseon Dynasty, clearly demonstrates the artist’s adeptness at creating two-dimensional planes by intricately connecting a number of fine metal lines and developing them into three-dimensional objects. Unlike a traditional smooth-faced moon jar, his metal jar is composed of numerous cracks and gaps between metal lines, thereby communicating the significance of emptying and filling.

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Open Vase 0417, 2017 Brass, Copper, Iron, 30 × 21 × 21 cm

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Open Vase 0717, 2017 Brass, Copper, Iron, 22.5 × 23 × 23 cm

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Fill and Empty 0517, 2017 Brass, Copper, Iron, 12 × 50 × 50 cm

Welding long stripes of metal and then bending them to create basket shapes, Woosun Cheon takes his time to create large vessels. He is inspired by Korean ceramics of the Joseon period and based on them he creates unique pieces. The surfaces of the metal is treated in such a way that a rustic effect is created. This is then polished and refined for the final finishing touch.

Cheon Wooseon (b.1976), who studied metalwork through graduate school at Kyonggi University, has gained fame as the winner of many art contests, including the Special Prize at the 2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, and as a featured artist at various art fairs.







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