Huh Myoung-Wook
Huh Myoung-Wook

Huh Myoung-Wook

From painter to installation artist, Huh Myoung-Wook is a man of many talents. He found a love for metal craft and lacquering later in li... From painter to installation artist, Huh Myoung-Wook is a man of many talents. He found a love for metal craft and lacquering later in life, gravitating towards metal panels, wood and fabrics. The artist’s preferred method is the Ottchil technique, involving lacquer originating from the sap of Rhus trees native to Korea. For Huh Myoung-Wook, colour is at the heart of everything. He believes in Qi (meaning energy in Eastern traditions) and instils a sense of emotion into every smooth, varnished object, whether a piece of serveware, or a placemat.

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Huh Myoung-Wook

As a unique Korean craft technique, Ottichil lacquering not only improves durability and functionality, but also adds an aesthetic touch with the resulting luxurious gloss and subtle colours. Lacquer adapts to the material and expresses itself through layers of colours. Ottchil is not a material that can be easily manipulated. Huh Myoung-Wook reflects that Ottchil is a product of temporality and a medium he uses to visualise the traces of time's unforgiving nature.