Jo Hee-jin South Korean, b. 1990
Jo Hee-jin is a young female ceramist who centres ideas of emotion in her work. She creates unconventional objects that depict her own feelings. Her work explores questions around the function and purpose of ceramics, challenging the realm of utilitarian ceramic art in South Korea. From a distance, her works can appear as if they are living creatures – the organic structures are created using thousands of button size patches of clay. Working with such small quantities of clay means the artist must work at speed to prevent the clay from drying out and to ensure a stable structure. Repetition and variation are significant elements in her process and evident in each unique piece. Jo works responsively, reflecting on both the clay and her emotions to create the organic nature of her works. She deliberately leaves works ‘incomplete, imbalanced and unfinished’ as both a challenge to herself and to the viewer.
CollectSOMERSET HOUSE, STRAND, LONDON WC2R 1LA 1 - 5 Mar 2023For Collect 2023, we will focus on the new generation of ceramic artists and introduce two European- based Korean artists, exhibiting in London for the first time. Yusun Won, living...Read more
Artefact 202210 - 15 May 2022We are pleased to return to the ARTEFACT, a curated, boutique art fair for contemporary craft at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in London (10 – 15 May 2022). Lloyd...Read more
COLLECT 2022Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA 23 - 27 Feb 2022Lloyd Choi Gallery is thrilled to return to Collect at Somerset House. Alongside exciting new works by thirteen established Korean artists, Lloyd Choi Gallery is thrilled to present two new...Read more