Choi KeeryongBorn: 1976
Place of Birth: South Korea
Originally from South Korea, Choi Keeryong came to Britain to complete a Master of Design at Edinburgh College of Art and in 2010, continued to embark on a PhD in Glass and Architectural Glass. Keeryong has exhibited widely across the UK whilst investigating the similarities and differences between cultural groups in terms of their aesthetic perceptions of visual experiences, particularly in relation to unfamiliar materials and surface imagery.
Choi’s motivation for creating this body of work is to explore how the ambiguity of an individual’s cultural interpretation can help to create the state of “uncanni-ness” in the audience’s visual experiences. He believes that this “uncanni-ness” provokes emotions and feelings and Choi manipulates this powerful tool within his artistic practice to promote the awareness of stereotypes in an individual’s cultural understanding.
Developing inlaid colouring techniques inspired by the ancient Korean “Saggam” pottery allows him to explore the state of ambiguity in visual experience by delineating geometric patterns and counterfeit letters onto glass artworks and encapsulating them in between the layers of transparent glass. The use of historical symbolism of tea and the popularity of English manufactured ceramic teapots are the metaphor for the cultural stereotype in both West and East.
‘My artistic approach is inspired by my personal experiences of being in-between-ness in terms of my current cultural location.’
Choi received the Glass Biennale 2015 National Glass Centre (NGC) Residency Award.
Public Collections include: Museums and Galleries Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh Council); Oriental Museum, Durham University.
Daam Dah 4-4 (black) View details
Daam Dah 4-4 (black)2020kilnformed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:7cm W:7cm D:8cm£2,000Daam Dah 2-2 View details
Daam Dah 2-22019kilnformed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:4.8cm W:14cm D:14cm£4,000Daam Dah 1-2 View details
Daam Dah 1-22019kilnformed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:10cm W:14cm D:7cm£3,600Daam Dah 3 (Red) View details
Daam Dah 3 (Red)2020kilnformed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:10cm W:10cm D:10cm£3,200Daam Dah 4 (Red) View details
Daam Dah 4 (Red)2020kiln-formed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:7cm W:7cm D:8cm£2,000Korean Glass 1 View details
Korean Glass 12017blown glass and ceramic parts from English manufactured teapotsH:22cm W:15cm£2,200Choi Keeryong View details
Korean Glass View details
Korean Glass20202blown glass, manufactured porcelainH:19cm W:13.5cmSoldDaam Dah 4 View details
Daam Dah 42018kilnformed glass, 23.5ct gold leafH:7cm W:7cm D:8cmSoldKorean Glass 28 View details
Korean Glass 282017blown glass and ceramic parts from English manufactured teapotsH:20cm W:20cmSold
Korean Glass 22016Blown glass and ceramic parts from English manufactured teapotsH:22cm W:12cmSold
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