Eunhee Lee achieves a perfect marriage between beauty and function with her ottchil artefacts. Through the demanding techniques of the traditional Korean lacquerware, the Korean artist transforms utilitarian objects such as wooden bowls, cups and plates into elegant art pieces as seen in ‘The Aesthetics of Waiting’, an ongoing virtual exhibition. Commissioned by the InKo Centre in Chennai, it celebrates the exquisite simplicity of Lee’s lacquerware. And its contemporary sensibilities.
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The complicated drying procedure, in precisely-controlled humidity and temperature, is essential. “If I rush... I may have to go back to the previous process, or to the very beginning!” says Lee, about the centuries-old art form.,basketball gym glendale
Tedious? Not at all. It is this deep involvement in the act of creating that draws Lee to her craft. The artist studied Industrial Design at Hong-Ik University College of Art, did a master’s degree in furniture design, and worked as an industrial designer/lecturer for 20 years. But after realising she was “losing that sense of analogue touch” or missing out on the physical process of creating, Lee turned to the art of ottchil and najeonchilgi (nacre lacquerware). Achievements include the UNESCO Award for Excellence for Handicrafts in 2008 and showings at Maison & Objet in Paris and Museum für Lackkunst in Munster.
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volleyball gym rentals near me,Her online show features works from two series whose titles ‘Seum’ and ‘Pium’ originate from Korean words. Seum, which means ‘stand up’, is expressed through objects that counter-intuitively have tilted silhouettes. Its sophisticated colour palette derives from the artist’s “emotional balance, expressed in combination with the colour of wood”.
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View it on Prism, InKo Centre’s virtual gallery, at inkocentre.org until November 28.