What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ceramic art? I think I have an idea: antique vases that are older than you, ancient little tea sets that your mother values more than anything in the world, or cute little plates that you're never allowed to eat on. The thing about ceramic art is that it's been boxed with these ideas that not a lot of people know how contemporary art has innovated the medium. As proof, we present 7 Asian ceramic artists that will change the way you perceive ceramic arts.
Lei Xue was born in China but has moved to Germany in 1999 where he has lived since. This transition has allowed the artist to explore the dialogue in between east and west with creations that are inspired by Ming and Yuan Dynasty concepts and designs but in shapes of crushed cans.een east and west with creations that are inspired by Ming and Yuan Dynasty concepts and designs but in shapes of crushed cans.
Hae Won Sohn
"My artistic practice evolves through the process of casting and mold-making; physically, conceptually and methodically," Hae Won Sohn shares. The South Korean born artist creates a raw appeal of fluid motions and rough edges but complete other than void and empty as other creations. Her works are a product of a journey to understand depths and articulate the relation between natural and artificial forms.
Lim + Lu
Initiated in New York City, Lim and Lu is an award-winning inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Hong Kong. Co-founded by Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu, Lim + Lu creates a fresh and innovative take on a traditional design such as the Split Vase, Low Res Vase, and the Flip Candle Holder.
You might know him for his surreal sculptures. Johnson Tsang has been known for his incredible precision and details that create a mind-bending illusion with each angle. Tsang creates pieces that are both blissful and agonizing allowing for each to touch the soul of his audience.