Chung Hae-Cho

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Chung Hae-Cho uses hemp and lacquer as his primary medium, because those are the things that are very beloved by him from his childhood. During his time in college, Chung noticed the lack of knowledge being taught about lacquer, and had decided to approach the traditional craftsman to learn more about the technique. The shapes in his works are influenced by river stone that are worn out by the streams into smooth pebbles and the complex process that accumulated the pebbles. The colours of his works reflect the obangsaek - the five directional colours, the tradition colours of Korea (Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White).
 

His work is in the collection of the British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in USA. His work has been shown at COLLECT in the UK; SOFA Chicago in USA; Maison et Object and Révélations in France.

Selected Works

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Colour Luster 1702, 2017, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 12 x 12 x 12 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Colour Luster 1702, 2017

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth
12 x 12 x 12 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Black Luster 0820, 2008, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 30 x 30 x 44 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Black Luster 0820, 2008

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth

30 x 30 x 44 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Red Luster 1403, 2017, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 12 x 12 x 12 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Red Luster 1403, 2017

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth
12 x 12 x 12 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 12 x 12 x 12 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth
12 x 12 x 12 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Black luster 1504, 2015, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 25 × 50 × 50 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Black luster 1504, 2015

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth

25 × 50 × 50 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Black Luster 1501, 2015, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 40 × 30 × 30 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Black Luster 1501, 2015

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth
40 × 30 × 30 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Green, Blue, Red luster 0824, 2008, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 30 × 20 × 20 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Green, Blue,

Red luster 0824, 2008

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth

30 × 20 × 20 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Black luster 0825, 2008, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 47 × 27.5 × 27.5 cm  ​

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Black luster 0825, 2008

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth

47 × 27.5 × 27.5 cm

Chung Hae-Cho, Rhythm of the Yellow Luster 1505, 2015, Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth, 40 × 30 × 30 cm

 

Chung Hae-Cho

Rhythm of the Yellow Luster 1505, 2015, 

Ottchil (lacquer), hemp cloth
40 × 30 × 30 cm