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Ceramic model “Summer”
Manufactured by Sangwoo Kim
France, 2017

67 cm x 26 cm x 18.5 h cm.
26,3 in x 10,2 in x 7,2 h in.

Unique piece

“In Korea, I had two years’ experience of physical labour and technical practice in a local pottery, making traditional Korean onggi jars. I still use this skill in my latest ceramic sculptural work and am inspired by the round shapes, that symbolise the ideal state of nature. I build simple shapes that open doors to contemplation and imagination. The polished naked clay communicates tactile properties and the addition of colours influences the perception of my work. The glossy surface has a haptic effect that encourages the viewer to approach and touch. I hope to awake the senses by reinterpreting the traditions of my country.”