Full Moon

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karma20211-11_92x84cm_AP KRW 11,500,000.

Soluna Fine Art is delighted to present the “Full Moon” group exhibition from 28 January to 6 March. The exhibition will showcase Choi Young Wook, Lee Geejo, Kim Yikyung and Lee Kang-hyo’s ceramic Moon Jars, Choi Young Wook and Kim Duck Yong’s paintings.

 

Despite its subtle colours and composition, the moon jar has been critically acclaimed by scholars, art critics and collectors since the Joseon Dynasty, and is now perceived as a contemporary art genre that transcends the traditional conceptual limitations of Korean ceramics. The Moon Jar is named for its snow-like colour, which resembles the elegance of the full moon. The ceramicists who master this exquisite technique understand that to create such large scale ceramics, one needs to throw the upper and lower bodies separately, and then join them together as one. As a result, the Moon Jar is often imperfect with a slightly anomalous shape - resembling the constantly changing moon phases. In other words, the organic beauty of the Moon Jar lies in its imperfection, contrary to the emphasis of perfect formative beauty found within the Western art canon. In this group exhibition, the artists demonstrate a strong academic approach in their research of the diversity and aesthetics of Korean Moon Jars, encouraging the audience to reflect on the associated philosophies of the moon and the cycles of nature.

Selected Works
 
karma20207-13_100x92cm_AP KRW 13,500,000
karma20211-4_120x110cm_AP KRW 18,000,000
karma20211-11_92x84cm_AP KRW 11,500,000.

Choi Youngwook

karma 20207-13

2020, Mixed media on canvas

100 x 92 cm

Choi Youngwook

karma 20211-4

2021, Mixed media on canvas

120 x 110 cm

Choi Youngwook

 

karma 20211-11

2021, Mixed media on canvas

92 x 84 cm

Kim Duck Yong

 

Moon Jar (1541227)

2019, Mixed media on wood

60 x 60 cm

Kim Yikyung

 

Moon Jar 2019-40

2019, White porcelain

40 x 39 cm

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Kim Duck Yong

 

Moon Jar (1541228)

2019, Mixed media on wood

60 x 60 cm

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Kim Yikyung

Moon Jar 2019-31

2019, White porcelain

31 x 29 cm

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Kim Yikyung

 

Moon Jar 2018-47

2018, White porcelain

47 x 47.5 cm

Lee Geejo

 

Moon Jar #31

2020, White porcelain and wood fired

52 x 52 cm

Lee Geejo

 

Moon Jar #32

2020, White porcelain and wood fired

50 x 52 cm

Lee Kang-Hyo

Buncheong Moon Jar #33

2018, Clay, Buncheong

48 × 48 × 46 cm

Lee Geejo

 

Moon Jar #33

2020, White porcelain and wood fired

51 x 51.5 cm

Lee Kang-Hyo 

Buncheong Moon Jar #34

2018, Clay, Buncheong

41 × 42 × 42 cm

Lee Geejo

 

Moon Jar #34

2020, White porcelain and wood fired

50 x 44 cm

Lee Kang-Hyo 

Buncheong Moon Jar #35

2018, Clay, Buncheong

44 × 45 × 45 cm