Collect returns to Somerset House later this month. Han Collection will be there with their tempting array of ceramics from Icheon, while Lloyd Choi Gallery represents a broader range of crafts from across the country.
In addition, expect to find the occasional Korean artist represented by non Korean specialist galleries: for example:
- Cube Gallery will as in previous years be showing ceramics by Myung Nam An and Jin Eui Kim
- Cavaliero Finn will be showing ceramics by Mimi Joung and Sun Kim
Collect Art Fair
Somerset House welcomes the return of Collect, the most influential fair in defining and growing the market for contemporary craft over the last 18 years.
Galleries from the UK and around the world represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic. Most of the work has been made in the last five years, with many artists creating new work for the fair. All disciplines and materials are represented from tapestry to neon, goldsmithing to lacquerware, and glass and ceramics to fibre art.
Showcasing new work by hundreds of the most collectable artists working today means Collect provides a unique opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts alike.
Lloyd Choi Gallery
South Korea is seeing a new and exciting generation of contemporary craft artists coming to the fore. ‘Functional and useful’ have been the dominating characteristics within the long history of Korean craft. These inherited qualities can sometimes create a burden, serving to repress or hinder self-expression. But now, the young and curious are placing creativity and individuality first, discarding these rules, producing unconventional objects as works of art. Where once Korean craft’s utilitarian traditions rejected objects not driven by function, today, these fearless young artists challenge the traditional values in their contemporary practice.
Alongside stunning new work by 13 established Korean artists, Lloyd Choi Gallery is thrilled to present two new artists working at the heart of this new wave.
Ceramics: Cho Hee-jin | Choi Boram | Kwak Hye-young | Lee Gee-jo | Lee Geum-young | Lee Soo-jong | Park Sung-wook | Park Seo-hee | Yun Ju-cheol
Silver: Cho Sungho
Glass: Kim Dong-wan
Metal: Kim Hyun-ju
Textiles: Lee Sora
Wood: Park Hong-gu
Ottchil: Park Sung-youl
Han Collection was founded in London in 2006 with the aim of bringing exceptional Korean contemporary art and antiques to an international audience. Under the direction and curation of its founder and director, Jinsoo Park, Han Collection regularly holds exhibitions, and takes part in prestigious art fairs such as the Olympia Arts & Antiques Fair, Collect, London Craft Week, Busan Annual Market of Art and more. The gallery also sources important institutions for the likes of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK
Ceramics: Kim Hyun-jong | Kim Jin-hyeon | Kim Jong-young | Kim Panki | Kim Somin | Lee Yeong-ho | Na Yong-hwan | Park Rae-heon | Shin Chul | Shin Won-dong | Yang Ji-woon | Yu Yong-cheol
‘Hwagak’ furniture: Han Ki-ho
Furniture: Song Gil-seop
Lacquerware: Yang Jeom-mo
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.