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Shin Sang-ho: The Mind of a Master, at Han Collection

Date: Thursday 18 May - Saturday 17 June 2023
Han Collection Museum Street | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Official notice on gallery website here
Poster for Shin Sang-ho exhibition showing a sculpture that looks like a human face

Shin Sang-ho is a renowned ceramic artist from South Korea who is known for his unique style that combines traditional Korean pottery techniques with contemporary design. Born in 1947 in Gyeonggi Province, Shin Sang-ho studied ceramics at Hongik University in Seoul and has since become one of the most prominent ceramic artists in the country.

Shin Sang-ho’s work is characterized by his use of simple shapes and earthy colours, which give his pieces a sense of natural beauty and serenity. He is particularly known for his use of the buncheong technique, a traditional Korean pottery technique that involves applying a white slip to the surface of the clay before firing to create a textured, stone-like finish.

Shin Sang-ho’s work has been exhibited widely both in Korea and internationally, and has won numerous awards and honors. His pieces can be found in the permanent collections of the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Royal Ontario Museum of Canada.

In addition to his artistic work, Shin Sang-ho is also committed to teaching and promoting traditional Korean pottery techniques. He has taught at a number of universities and institutions throughout Korea and internationally, such as the Royal College of Art from 1995-1997, and has also traveled to other countries to share his knowledge and expertise at Academic Symposiums.

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