Artists

Sam Chung

I work within the context of the vessel to exploit its universal identity and impart my own vision of merging historical/contemporary and cultural influences. I am curious about finding relationships between various forms of creative expression ranging from art, traditional craft, design and architecture. When I combine these sometimes-disparate relationships, they bring forth a new object that is intended to provoke one’s perception of what is familiar versus what is new.

My most recent work draws influence from Korean art and design. Clouds are a ubiquitous symbol depicted in traditional Korean art. I am interested in the way in which clouds represent a phenomenon that is constantly in flux. Their nature to morph and adapt are similar to the way in which I relate to my own floating sense of identity. These cultural references are intended to serve as an anchor to point towards my own ethnic lineage, but also question my perception of belonging within or outside of it.

Cloudscape
2017
Porceline, Glaze, China Paint
$1,500

Cloudscape: Passage
2017
Porceline, Glaze, China Paint
10 by 25 by 8 inches
Sold

Cloud Bottle L2
2016
Porceline, Glaze, China Paint
12 by 16 by 9 inches
Sold

Cloud Bottle S1
2016
Porceline, Glaze, China Paint
12 by 6 by 6 inches
Sold

Cloud bottle L1
2016
Porceline, Glaze, China Paint
12 by 16 by 9 inches
Sold