Eugene Hon

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Location Killarney Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction Eugene Hön is a ceramic artist with a passion for drawing, ballpoint renderings. With a Masters Degree in Ceramic Sculpture, from the University of Cape Town, he has pursued a career as an academic and practicing artist for the past thirty-seven years. He is an artist that celebrates the handmade, developing concepts and ideas within the context of a globalized society. He embraces the advancement in technology and the impact of the digital, whilst living in an information age. His experience as an academic and commitment to the development of the crafts has expanded his knowledge and honed his broad skills to include the teaching-in and the making of ceramics, sculpture, drawing, artist’s books, digital printing, animation, video or digital projection installation and ultimately design; industrial design and jewellery design and manufacture. His latest career development expands his broad creative output to include curating/curatorial practice, as the recently appointed director of the FADA Gallery at the University of Johannesburg.
Interests Badminton, Movies, Art & Design Magazines, Cooking
Favorite Movies The night of the shooting Stars, Delicatessen, Boogie Nights, The Cook the thief his wife and his lover, City of God, As it was in heaven, Querelle
Favorite Music Hôtel Costes, Melody Gardot, Queen, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Black Coffee, Coldplay, Diana Krall, Madeleine Peyroux, Nina Simone, Prince, Yo-Yo Ma, Zayn, Pink, Jamie Cullum.
Favorite Books Hare with Amber Eyes, A Dealers's Hand, Biographies and Autobiographies, Art and Authenticity, Making, Fragiles, Breaking the Mould.