Inspired by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s early monumental, abstract flower paintings, South Korean ceramic artist Seo-Yeon Park created a stunning tableware collection of slip-cast porcelain.
Reminiscent of the enormous voluptuous petals characterizing O’Keeffe’s 1926 painting, Black Iris, Park draws from the deep green, aubergine and lilac colors in her delicate billowy ceramic forms––each able to nest inside another––giving the impression of a flower.
Considering the intensity of color and the simplicity of the forms, Park told Dezeen, her ceramic work is inspired by O’Keeffe’s quote: “I paint because color is a significant language to me.”
In order to achieve the intense colours, the designer experimented with mixing two or more pigments with a high-purity white porcelain clay.
The coloured porcelain is then fired at a high temperature of around 1280 degrees celsius in an electric kiln, which gives it a light finish similar to polished stone, without having to be glazed.
Park’s works were exhibited at this year’s international Collect Art Fair (February 22 – 25, 2018), and returned to London’s Saatchi Gallery (February 28 – March 3, 2019)
Dezeen adds, the collection was showcased by Seoul-based gallery Sikijang, which supports young artists whose work incorporate Korean traditions.
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