Chang Hyun Bang

Chang Hyun Bang South Korean contemporary ceramics

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Read the interview with Chang Hyun Bang, New artist - June-July 2011

Born in South Korea, ceramic artist Bang Chang-Hyun studied ceramics and English language and literature at Kyung Hee University in Seoul and continued his studies (a master’s in ceramics) at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Bang was a literature student devoted to practicing novels in his mid-20s, dreaming of becoming a novelist. His career later helped him form his own distinctive visual grammar in his creative activities as a potter. Based on literary imagination, metaphor and symbol, Bang leads viewers to empathy with his personified swine characters.

Bang employs expressionist content and minimalist visual elements in his work. His work represents the gaze at his soul through recollections of the past in unique narratives. Employing a dramatic narrative structure in which a swine appears as protagonist, Bang acutely captures our diverse daily emotions - depression, anxiety, desire, obsession, loss, hallucination, horror - from the viewpoint of an animal. His small, cute swine characters echo viewers who think of them logically and rationally as weak, poor animals. Viewers obsessed with the pigs come to contrast their own life with that of the pigs cast in a dark shadow.

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Overthrown: Martha Russo and Katie Caron, Apoptosis (detail), 2010–11. Photo by Jeff Wells.

Overthrown: Martha Russo and Katie Caron, Apoptosis (detail), 2010–11. Photo by Jeff Wells.

Overthrown: Works by Del Harrow
- Wedgewood Black Hive/Hole, 2011. Slip-cast black porcelain.- Links, 2011. Earthenware, glaze, and platinum luster.- Copper Fade, 2011. Earthenware and glaze.(photo by Jeff Wells)

Overthrown: Works by Del Harrow

- Wedgewood Black Hive/Hole, 2011. Slip-cast black porcelain.
- Links, 2011. Earthenware, glaze, and platinum luster.
- Copper Fade, 2011. Earthenware and glaze.
(photo by Jeff Wells)

Ceramics Now Magazine Newsletter - Nr. 3, June-July 2011

The June-July 2011 edition of our monthly newsletter - http://eepurl.com/er6Pg

Interviews with ceramic artists:

Artist of the month: Roxanne Jackson - short link: http://tumblr.com/xrk35s0w0s
Recognized artist: Liza Riddle - short link: http://tumblr.com/xrk35rbgk2
Ceramic Technique: Jim Kraft - short link: http://tumblr.com/xrk35qlprt
New artist: Chang Hyun Bang - short link: http://tumblr.com/xrk35pu5d4

[+] Tumblr Community: The Young Artists’ Collective - short url: http://tumblr.com/xrk35punk0
[+] Preview (Denver Art Museum): Gwen F. Chanzit - short link: http://tumblr.com/xrk35puu9y

The special feature for The Denver Art Museum will cover more interviews with artists exhibiting at the Overthrown exhibition, which is on view June 11 through September 18, 2011. Subscribe here and wait until July for the special edition of our newsletter.

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