Keum Sun Lee & Sang-Sool Shim

Keum Sun Lee & Sang-Sool Shim

What inspires your art practice?
Working with both 10th and 15th Century techniques of Korean pottery we have adapted these traditions and added colours to give a contemporary aspect to our creation.

Our works are completely handmade and require a lot of patience and intensive
clay work. But we enjoy this labour and process as it contrasts with the pace of contemporary life. It is a kind of Meditation.

What materials do you work in?
Usually work with various kinds of clay as well as glass, copper, stainless wire, wood, concrete

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Whenever we travel in NZ there are always many flowers and trees with bright colours and shapes, even in mid-winter. Sometimes we thought we were in the Garden of Heaven. We wanted to express it with a big flower shaped bowl and beautiful colours.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi, West Coast Gallery in Piha Beach, MAC in Mairangi Bay, Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa

Sculptures by Keum Sun Lee & Sang-Sool Shim

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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