The Gallery by
The Gallery by SOIL is dedicated to presenting the art of lacquer from Asia.
It is probably the first gallery in Hong Kong which brings together lacquer masters and artists of diverse cultures, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.
Since 2012, SOIL has devoted most of our efforts and resources to the design and research of this art form.
Born in 1954, Jeong Suhwa 鄭秀華 is a lacquer art master from South Korea. He was recognised as the inheritor of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Korean traditional lacquer art. Master Jeong was honoured as Distinguished Master of Lacquer Art of the Republic of Korea and also conferred the Presidential Commendation for his contribution in promoting the traditional lacquer art. He holds a Bachelor of Crafts and had lectured at the Department of Fine Art, Pai Chai University. Master Jeong won the Gold Medal in Korean Skills Competition and received the Special Award of the Korean Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition. In 2001, his lacquer art was recognised as the representative of Intagible Cultural Heritage No. 113.