At this year’s Collect art fair, which is taking place at Somerset House in London (25-27 February 2022, previews 23-24 February), as well as online on Artsy.com, Choi is showcasing two new faces – Cho Hee-jin and Kim Dong-wan – who she says exemplify the zeitgeist of today’s young artists, and who she believes will be a hit with the London audience. Cho’s palette remains minimal while exploring issues such as the impact of climate change, and Kim uses experimental techniques to create expressive patterns across the surface of glass vessels.
Another gallery, Han Collection, will be showing work by Kim Pan-ki, Min Seung-ki and Yon Ho-kyung, who each pursue their own styles and techniques that marry native Korean ceramic traditions with contemporary aesthetics. Kim pairs the traditional Moon jar shape with textured surface techniques; Min uses the ancient ‘guiyal’ technique to create distinct, brush-stroked marks; and Yon puts her own spin on Buncheong ware – a form of traditional Korean stoneware, with a bluish-green tone. Similarly, husband and wife duo Lee Deok Ho and Lee In Hwa, represented by Gallery LVS & Craft respectively, pay homage to techniques predating them by centuries, while applying colour palettes more recognisable to modern-day.