Tristan Hoare Gallery focuses on emerging and established contemporary international artists. Founded in 2009, the gallery was based at Lichfield Studios, the former headquarters of the famous English photographer, Patrick Lichfield. Having established a presence in Notting Hill during its first five years, the gallery has now relocated to Fitzrovia.
Lee Yong Soon
Lee Yong Soon’s (b.1957) Moon Jars are a very close contemporary rendering of the ancient vases of the Joseon dynasty. Fascinated from a young age by pottery, Lee Yong Soon is self taught. Abiding to his close ties with tradition, his studio is located deep in the Korean mountains; he uses the same clay, found in mountain caves, which was used in the royal kilns from the 14th Century onwards. His distinctive bright white glaze is made with pine ash from the mountain trees, and has a soft, luminescent glow.
Kaori Tatebayashi was born in Arita, the home of Imari porcelain in Japan. She grew up in a family trading pottery and was surrounded by beautiful ceramics since her childhood. She studied ceramics in Kyoto and London and models all her work directly from life. Kaori’s work is highly skilled and she is able to preserve the fleeting moments of a plants life in clay and transmit an experience which is very close to nature.
Kim Pan Ki
Kim Pan Ki (b.1983) lives and works in the Gyeonggi province, Korea’s centre for traditional pottery. Focusing on traditional methods, his glazes posess classical celadon tints. At a young age, this young ceramicist gained international recognition, and was exhibited at the Korea Now! exhibition in Paris (2016), a Franco-Korean exchange of the most innovative artists from both countries.
Malick Sidibé (1936 – 2016) was one of the great African Studio photographers of his generation. A legend in Bamako in the 60s and 70s, no party was complete without him. Studio Malick in the lively Bagadadji quarter of the city was the place to hang out, be seen and have your portrait taken wearing the latest clothes, watches and hairstyles inspired by magazines and record covers from Europe and America.