Crosspoint Gallery was opened as one of the affiliated organizations of Crosspoint Cultural Foundation in 2014, by branding expert Mrs. Sohn Hyewon. As a branding pioneer and trendsetter in South Korea,
former Director Sohn has always been sensitive to all kinds of art and culture. She opened Crosspoint
gallery to provide artisans an open space to show their works. Included in the gallery was the first and
only mother-of-pearl lacquerware museum to exhibit her collections. The artisans who have been quietly devoting themselves to their craft finally had a chance to introduce and display their lifetime results and to speak out for the modern craft based on tradition. Since it’s establishment, Crosspoint Gallery has presented 8 artisans in various materials such as mother-of-pearl lacquerware, ceramic, and fabric (Hansan ramie).
In 2017, Crosspoint gallery presented mother-of-pearl lacquerwares in Tresor contemporary craft which
was held in Basel, Switzerland and The 41st Annual PMA Contemporary Craft Show in USA, 2018 in
KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa. Crosspoint Gallery is where new prospects for modern art are introduced on
the basis of Korean traditional culture. We continually seek emerging artists who have significant skills,
and create opportunities to show the world the lesser-known artistic and beautiful roots of Korean cultural tradition.
About exhibited works
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Seoul, Master Craftsman of Lacquerware - Sohn Daehyun will present
his lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid jewel boxes as well as hair decorative accessories.
Among master Sohn Daehyun’s remarkable works, the scroll design has been the most well-known
pattern. Through this special solo exhibition, we can appreciate the beauty of Korean traditional
mother-of-pearl inlay techniques and modern designed pattern and pictures.
Furthermore, some Hansan Ramie fabric patchworks will be decorated in the exhibition room.