Kanghyo Lee has spent more than 30 years endeavoring to interpret the Korean buncheong(Grayish ceramic ware during Joseon Dynasty, 15th-16th cent.) in his own way. He treats ceramic surfaces like a paper for ink brush painting and the marks he creates are comparable to landscapes depicting Korea’s four distinct seasons. Recently he has conducted clay performances involving the making of large storage jars followed by splashing with liquefied clay mixtures in the manner of Jackson Pollock’s “action painting”.
Lee is an internationally renown artist and his work is found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France; Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Korea.