Sung Wook Park is an artist that uses ceramics as a medium for his fine art and tea wares with a unique expression that resonates throughout his entire work. His inspiration comes from classic Korean ceramics while focusing on Buncheong and pure iron black glaze.
Heug-yu, an iron black glaze, has historically been produced in the same kilns that make Buncheong and embodies the artistic dark side of Sung Wook Park's many moon paintings and Buncheong moon jars. The iron black glaze on the teaware appears thick as oil or tar and occasionally, there is slight oxidation that looks like an antique rust finish. There are many layers of texture that emphasize the classic shapes, which are balanced by the modern geometric shapes of the handles. The handles have also been covered in lacquer and will slowly wear away exposing the raw copper underneath.
Sung Wook Park has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and we are extremely excited to present the works of this extremely talented and kind artist.
When we first opened 29B Teahouse, we traveled to Korea for our buying trip and were welcomed into his studio four years ago. He eagerly agreed to meet with us despite the fact that we didn't have a budget for his fine teawares. He has always believed in our vision to introduce contemporary ceramics through tea and finally, we have the opportunity to present this extraordinary artist.
"I work with small pieces of ceramics to produce a complete work. This process entails the reinterpretation of fragments of ancient ceramics. Through the process of putting the pieces together, I become aware of the layers of time."
Sung Wook Park
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Length x Width x Height
12 x 9.5 x 16cm