“A horizon line on a foggy day, a row of boats out at sea, miles of uncrowded beaches… A quiet countryside and a peaceful place.”
Kiho Kang is a young artist from a quiet costal village in South Korea. Now based and working in Germany, Kang’s ceramics are inspired by memory, architecture and the everyday objects we use.
Whether grouped together or standing alone Kang's work can be reflect on as a cityscape of objects embedded with two cultures. Kang's making process includes mixing clays he collects when hiking the volcanic valleys where he lives in Germany with white porcelain. This mixing of materials creates the beautiful varying tones and texture in his work. Peaceful memories of his hometown resonate through the quietness of his work, the form and function, the marks and fingerprints that he leaves embedded in each piece.