Whang Sam-yong South Korean, b. 1960
Mother-of-pearl master Sam-Yong Whang’s sculptural works sit in internationally renowned private and museum collections. For Material Dialogue, his new work ‘Waterdrops’ will be installed. A dazzling work of art born out of a creative conversation between the craftsmen and mother-of-pearl arts patron Masa Kim. Whang is known as the eccentric master for his approach in cutting up the shells to fine 1mm threads, working with these strands as if weaving silk. ‘Waterdrops’ is suspended in the gallery space, allowing people to walk around and through the work to experience the ethereal nature of the materials drawn from the deep ocean.
Jeju Island 'POP-UP' ; Material Dialogue32 Shindaero, Jeju Island, South Korea 27 Feb - 15 Mar 2021In association with Gallery O-NEUL, a Korean gallery on Jeju island in South Korea to organize a physical presentation for Collect international audience to visit digitally. Material Dialogue explores the...Read more
COLLECT 2021ONLINE 24 Feb - 2 Mar 2021For Collect 2021, Lloyd Choi Gallery will present eleven Korean master craftsmen and established artists who are working with ceramics, metal, mother of pearl, natural lacquer, silver and textiles including...Read more