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07/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina SEO – ready for #MunichJewelleryWeek2017 !!

New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!
«Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. »

 New work from 2017.. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017Jina Seo New work from 2017… – beginnings in white …. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017.. – brooch – #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch -  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... brooch: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

 

Artist Statement
The extraordinary power of objects is obtained, because people believe in them. The more mundane the objects are, the more powerful they become. 
My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is evidence of human existence. It remains full of authentic spirit and fantasy. 
Through the processes of deconstructing and reconstructing materials into symbolic forms, I uncover the hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

 

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30/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina SEO – Under the Layers … from STRANGENESS to BEAUTY

Actually studying  at VCUarts (Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts)
« Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. »
So continuously trying, again & again, constructing, de-constructing ….. how can it be done ? how can it be worn ? how can it be photographied ? ….
Jina Seo - Nose hair? Dirty toe nails?  - questions...Jina Seo - Nose hair? Dirty toe nails?  – questions…
Jina Seo - chain  "shabbaranks artintecture" - leather links? yes !  Jina Seo - chain  « shabbaranks artintecture » – leather links? yes ! 
Jina Seo Just some new thoughts ..... (about oct 2016) Jina Seo Just some new thoughts ….. 
Jina Seo -  Red❤️️ Can't go wrong !Jina Seo -  Red❤️️ Can’t go wrong !
CHI CA GO THE WINDY CITY: Jina Seo neckpiece (« Open It 1″  Necklace (2016) )
Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - Inside Out  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – « Inside Out »  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - Growing Brooch (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – Growing Brooch (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection -  Open It  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread - Trying to figure out some new ways to take photographs of my work. I am so used to the white background.. It's definitely a lot more darker and rougher.   (din sept 2016): Jina Seo – « Trying to figure out some new ways to take photographs of my work. I am so used to the white background.. It’s definitely a lot more darker and rougher. » -  »Under the Layers » collection -  « Open It »  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - neckpiece - Piece for TCJE. It's going to be shipped to the UK soon Jina Seo - neckpiece

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - "Open It 1"  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, beads, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – « Open It 1″  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, beads, thread

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She just had an exhibition, Unexpected, since  NOV 24th 2016  at Craft Council of British Columbia‎ Gallery, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island; Vancouver V6H 3R8 – An Exhibition by the Vancouver Metal Arts Association

Unexpected explores the strange and sometimes discordant elements that make the viewing, wearing, and making of Contemporary Jewellery an enjoyable endeavor.
The unexpected and Contemporary Art Jewellery are by no means strange bedfellows- viewers and wearers of Contemporary Jewellery often seek out our discipline because it is unusual and extra-ordinary. The unusual, and unusual elements and materials, have become de rigueur in a creative world that continues to embrace post-disciplinary art practices which move beyond medium centered approaches to making.
Participating artists: Lydia Buxton — Melissa Cameron — Bridget Catchpole — Barbara Cohen — Jennifer Crupi – Yoshie Hattori — Kyri Hinkleman — Holland Houdek — Karin Jones — Joshua Kosker — Matt Lambert — Andy Lowrie – Jacqueline Lung — Brooke Marks-Swanson –  Sharon Massey — Louise Perrone- – Lissy Selvius — Jina SeoAric Verrastro — Kari Woo — Lawrence Woodford.

UNEXPECTED - 2016(Bridget Catchpole “What a Tangle” neckpiece 2016, photo credit: Tanya King // Joshua Kosker « [re]embody » brooch)

 

Artist Statement
The extraordinary power of objects is obtained, because people believe in them. The more mundane the objects are, the more powerful they become. 
My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is evidence of human existence. It remains full of authentic spirit and fantasy. 
Through the processes of deconstructing and reconstructing materials into symbolic forms, I uncover the hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

Jina SEO on INSTAGRAM
her WEBSITE

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03/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina Seo – Toucher avec doigté ……

Jina Seo

Des objets très sombres, très tactiles -comme de la peau, mais quelle peau exactement ?- et donnant envie de la toucher, tâter, soupeser …., très « à double sens », IN or OUT -visions extérieures d’un corps, ou intérieures ?-, vus/vues du dedans ou du dehors ? comme ces gants qu’on retourne … d’ailleurs faits à partir de gants de cuir « vintages », retaillés, recoupés, recousus, ils ont la tactilité du cuir -sa souplesse, son  moelleux-, de la peau …. peau humaine, muqueuse(s), ou « juste » cuir ???
Jina Seo se joue de tous ces sens, dans le « bon sens », à « double sens », en « contresens », contre, tout contre, les sens …. comme avec innocence - »inno-sens »-, « l’innocence » de ces jeunes japonaises déguisées en baby-doll de mangas, avec ironie, tout est « comme si de rien n’était », mais tout est bien là ! Tout, du corps humain bien sûr.

Jina Seo - "Under the layers" serie -  A Pair (2)  Wearable object (2016)  Leather, brass, ABS, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the layers » serie -  A Pair (2)  Wearable object (2016)  Leather,brass, ABS, thread

Jina Seo - OK ring - 2015/ brass, glove, thread: Jina Seo - OK ring – 2015/ brass, glove, thread

« The extraordinary power of objects is obtained, because people believe in them. The more mundane the objects are, the more powerful they become.  My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of  garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is evidence of human existence.
It remains full of authentic spirit and fantasy. 
Through the processes of deconstructing and reconstructing materials into symbolic forms, I uncover the hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions. « 

Jina Seo,  " End to End", 2015Jina Seo, « Fingers » serieEnd to End necklace / 2015 – parts of gloves, brass, copper, thread, elastic band

 

Jina Seo,  " End to End", 2015 - back side Jina Seo,   » End to End », 2015 – BACK side

Jina Seo A Pair. 2015 Leather, wool, ABS, brass, sterling silver: Jina Seo A Pair. 2015 Leather, wool, ABS, brass, sterling silver
quand elle parle d’ »une paire » … pourquoi est-on (suis-je ?) amené à penser à ça ???

Jina Seo Promis. Brooch. 2015 Leather, copper, thread, pigment, fabric: Jina Seo Promis. Brooch. 2015 Leather, copper, thread, pigment, fabric
Il y a toujours un orifice -qui a l’air moelleux- pour y « fourrer » son doigt …. Me fait penser aux poupées sexuelles japonaises …… toujours cette connotation sexuelle claire et cachée à la fois …

Jina Seo - Point the Finger brooch / 2015 found object, sterling silver, wax: Jina Seo - Point the Finger brooch / 2015 found object, sterling silver, wax
ou dans l’autre sens ….

Jina Seo  Thumbs Up Thumbs Down  Brooch / 2014 / glove parts, copper, enamel, thread, fabric: Jina Seo  Thumbs Up Thumbs Down  Brooch / 2014 / glove parts, copper, enamel, thread, fabric
sans ambigüité …. ou presque, puisqu’elle parle de « pouces » (thumbs) …

Jina Seo - Inside Out Brooch / 2015 found object, fabric, thread: Jina Seo - Inside Out Brooch / 2015 found object, fabric, thread
envie de pousser, d’enfoncer, d’explorer ……. sain ou malsain ?

Jina Seo - "Desire" series - Desire ; blossom -2014 / copper, fabric, thread Jina Seo - « Desire » series – Desire ; blossom -2014 / copper, fabric, thread
vulvaire …. ou c’est moi qui ai l’esprit tordu ?

Jina Seo - "Not anymore" series -  Vertical and Horizontal  2014 / wood, used clothing, beads, thread: Jina Seo - « Not anymore » series -  Vertical and Horizontal  2014 / wood, used clothing, beads, thread:

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Jina Seo (b. South Korea) is an artist and an educator living in the United States. Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. She received her MFA in Metals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and BFA in Metalwork and Jewelry Design at the Kookmin University at Seoul, South Korea. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Brooklyn Metal works, Brooklyn, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Sung-Gock Gallery, Seoul, Korea; and (AV17) Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. She was a Gold Award recipient for the ITAMI International Craft Exhibition in 2010 and currently is a Fountainhead fellow at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016-2017.

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She will be presented at SOFA Chicago as « EMERGING ARTIST« SOFA Chicago. D-2SOFA Chicago  – lecture on friday NOV. 4

Jina SEO, presented by Charon Kransen Arts

SNAG Emerging Artists 2016

8:30 – 9:30 am Room A

 Three exceptional emerging jewelers, Tara Locklear, Jina Seo and Aurélie Guillaume will discuss the work they create from a broad palette of mediums that include recycled skateboards, old leather gloves, along with more traditional jewelry materials such as silver and enamel.

 Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths

SOFA Chicago 2016
Navy Pier Festival Hall
Chicago IL.
Nov.4-6  2016
Opening Night Nov.3

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EDUCATION
2016  MFA in Metal,University of Illinois Urbana VCUarts (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
2012 BFA in Metalwork & Jewelry Design, Kookmin University, Seoul, S.Korea
2011 Study Abroad in Metalsmithing/Jewelry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2006 Deokwon Art High School, Emphasis: Painting & Graphic Design, Seoul, S.Korea

 

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25/09/2016

OFF JOYA 2016 – EXPO ‘Jeemin Jamie Chung – ‎The Presence’ – Amarantojoies, Barcelona (ES) – 28 Sept.-29 Oct. 2016

OFF JOYA 2016 – at Amarantojoies

Opening: 28 September  à 19:00 – 21:00

JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016 Fair  /  29 Sep 2016  -  01 Oct 2016 - Jeemin Jamie Chung is the Winner of JOYA Barcelona 2015 with her collection “Two drops”, she was selected over 50 individual artists.- she is now in 2016 the guest artist:

Jeemin Jamie Chung (South Korea, 1983 -one of her jewels on the pic.), JOYA Award winner 2015.
Her collection “Two drops” was the winner of the last edition of JOYA, she was selected over 50 individual artists. Jamie has a background of living in diverse cultures where her inspiration comes from. She graduated from Kookmin University, M.F.A Metalwork & Jewelry / Seoul, Korea in 2010.) She currently runs a studio in Seoul, Korea.
This year she is the invited artist of JOYA, and will present her second experimental work “Presence” a talk about the presence through different forms, where presence and existence are something that is not realized unless revealing itself. AND has this solo exhibition at Amarantojoies!
« The idea is to let my audience to think of the theme Presence once in their life/me, about why and how things exists. »

Jeemin Jamie Chung I Art Jewellery‎The Presence | Solo Exhibition - AmarantoJoies

« My works can be defined from the interests and the background of my life with constant new meetings, farewells, and adapting to diverse cultures.
I like to create and show my beliefs and values throughout my work. In my previous works I have expressed nature, in particular the form and structural changes as a plant grows, into movable Art Jewelry.
With the same context and interests I have changed my approach to the works I create. I have been focusing on improvising the ideas of presence into my Art Jewelry. The works I wanted to present is a reflection of me partly revealing the moments of my life… »

« One day, an idea had made me curious, curious about the existence of the nonexistent. The nonexistent form that can be translated into my own way by giving boundaries to irregular changes. This theme has challenged me to express my way of thinking.  I was fascinated by the existence of the invisibleness. It clearly does not show the existence itself, but it reveals through other forms. 
 This exhibition will be the first step in my way of showing the invisibleness. I will continuously think and question myself about this theme, which will lead to my next series in the future. 
Now, I would like to ask my audience, have you thought about the existence of the nonexistent? »

  Jeemin Jamie Chung Brooch: Two drops, 2015 Brass: Jeemin Jamie Chung Brooch: Two drops, 2015 Brass

jeemin jamie chung -  at Joya 2015Jeemin Jamie Chung -  at Joya 2015

 Jeemin Jamie Chung  at Legnica-2016  Jeemin Jamie Chung  at Legnica-2016

jeemin-jamie-chung  brooch - AmarantoJoies: Jeemin Jamie Chung -  brooch -at  AmarantoJoies

jeemin-jamie-chung ring - amarantojoies: Jeemin Jamie Chung -  ring -at  AmarantoJoies

jeemin jamie chung.brooch: Jeemin Jamie Chung . brooch

jeemin jamie chung . brooch untitled2 2015: Jeemin Jamie Chung . brooch untitled2 2015

 

 Jeemin Jamie Chung, Joya 2016 jury member interviewed by Klimt02

 

Graduate of Kookmin University College of Design, Metalwork & Jewelry, Seoul, Korea. MFA Diploma in 2010. In 2004/05 stay at Sheffielfd Hallam University Metalwork & Jewelry (Exchange Program). In 2005-2012 presented works at group exhibitions all over the world, among other in France, Japan, korea, Great Britain. She was also an author of individual exhibitions in Korea (2009-2012). Her works was published in „500 Wedding Rings”, Marthe Le Van, Lark Brooks, NY, U.S.A, 2007.

 

 

Amarantojoies
Carrer de Sant Domènec, 23,
08012 Barcelona  , Espanya
Tuesday, 11.00h to 14.30h and 17.00h to 22.30h
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28/10/2015

post JOYA 2015, COUPS de COEUR/DECOUVERTES ! Heeang Kim

Heeang Kim

Once upon a time, at JOYA 2015, was a stand from the Kookmin University (Korea), full of TREASURES …..

Here it’s not about « treasures » but about « Proliferation » ……

« When I walk in the cities, I can find a colony of mushrooms. They are living not only on roadside trees but also on fallen leaves, and they are everywhere and suddenly disappear without a trace. This group appears in silence and makes us feel their presence by filling empty spaces in cities. The mushrooms reminds me of the image of proliferation. If we take a close look at fungi, there is repetition of a certain form, gradual alteration of sizes, arrangement of individuals and rhythm seen through wrinkles and texture. » (2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition – Quality award)

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2015 M.F.A. Metalwork and Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
2013 Exchange Student Program, Hochschule Pforzheim/ Pforzheim, Germany
2012 B.F.A. Metalwork and  Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Heeang Kim brooch at JOYA 2015Heeang Kim brooch at JOYA 2015 – « proliferation 19″ sterling silver, clay

Heeang Kim - "proliferation 7" - brooch - 7.8 x 9 x 3.2 cm - 2014 - Copper, Brass, Resin Clay: Heeang Kim – « proliferation 7″ – brooch -  7.8 x 9 x 3.2 cm -2014  – Copper, Brass, Resin Clay

Heeang Kim - proliferation 4 - brooch 4.8 x 8 x 3.5 cm - 2014 Heeang Kim - proliferation 4 – brooch 4.8 x 8 x 3.5 cm – 2014  – Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint, Ceramic Paint

Heeang Kim - proliferation brooches at JOYA 2015: Heeang Kim - proliferation brooches at JOYA 2015

Heeang Kim - 7.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 cm / 2014  Proliferation 5 / Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Enamel Paint: Heeang Kim – 7.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 cm / 2014  « Proliferation 5″ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Enamel Paint

Heeang Kim - Proliferation 2/ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint: Heeang Kim – Proliferation 2/ Brooch / Stone Clay, Brass, Acrylic Paint

Heeang Kim. (KR)  - 2015 Proliferation-3 brooch - Brass, Stone Clay, Gold Leaf, Enamel Paint: Heeang Kim. (KR)  – 2015 Proliferation-3 brooch – Brass, Stone Clay, Gold Leaf, Enamel Paint 

 Heeang Kim - 2014 - Proliferation / Brooch / Stone Clay, Acrylic Paint: Heeang Kim – 2014 – Proliferation / Brooch / Stone Clay, Acrylic Paint

Heeang Kim brooch  Heeang Kim brooch »proliferation »

 Heeang Kim  - proliferation brooch: Heeang Kim  – proliferation brooch

Marzee graduation show 2015 - Heeang Kim - Seoul: Heeang Kim from Kookmin University (South Korea)- necklace  exhibited at Marzee graduation show 2015 – « Proliferation XI »

 

06/09/2015

EXPO ‘Yong Joo Kim – Crossing the Chasm’ – Gallery Ahwon, Seoul (Korea) – 9-20 Sept 2015

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Korea (KR),Yong JOO KIM (S.KR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:08

Yong Joo Kim’s Solo Exhibition, « Crossing the Chasm: Beyond the Threshold of Survival and Imagination« , to be showcased at the gallery Ahwon in Seoul, Korea.

2015. 9. 9. (Wed) – 9.20 (Sun)

Opening reception : Wednesday, 9 September, 5 – 7pm.
Please join us to meet the artist.

Yong Joo Kim  Gallery Ahwon - 9-20 sept 2015

 For the past 6 years, artist Yong Joo Kim has focused exclusively on working with one material, hook and loop fasteners. It is a material people often find unattractive, mundane, or insignificant, but through a series of dialogues with the material, she has continually produced works of art inspired by the qualities of beauty uncovered from within the material. Just as important as the beauty is the surprise. Most recently, she has limited herself to merely three distinct shapes of hook and loop fasteners. She wondered if she could survive with such harsh limitation.
Pushing this material to its limits, she started to experiment by generating many diverse sets of forms by combining one or more of the three shapes. During this time, she was surprised to see unexpected link between survival, variety, and mastery.
Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety states that only variety can absorb variety. What he means is that, in order to master any problem or process, we have to be able to bring more variety to bear than is inherent in the situation.
To put it more simply, think of two jazz players improvising: one plays a certain melody and another responds with a different melody. Even when an unexpected melody is played, a master improviser has the ability to choose the most appropriate response that expresses the feeling they desire while maintaining the integrity of the ensemble. In this regard, mastery is the stage that one reaches by acquiring a sufficient variety of responses that empowers one to deal with this kind of interaction.
If the jazz players’ continuous playing is analogous to an artists’ being able to keep generating new forms, and the ability to continue generating new forms is related to surviving as an artist, what is the relationship between variety and survival? Could the process of survival be inextricably linked to the process of achieving mastery? These questions have intrigued Yong Joo greatly, and have been fueling her most recent explorations.

Yong Joo Kim Necklace 2015 Material: Velcro Brand hook and loop fasteners, Thread and Sterling Silver Photography by Studio MunchYong Joo Kim- Necklace 2015 – Velcro Brand hook and loop fasteners, Thread and Sterling Silver -Photo by Studio Munch

 Yong Joo Kim / Necklace: Transitions in Red II, 2015 Material: Velcro Brand Hook-and-loop fastener, thread / 35 × 29 × 4 cm Photo by: Studio Munch Yong Joo Kim – Necklace: Transitions in Red II, 2015 – Velcro Brand Hook-and-loop fastener, thread / 35 × 29 × 4 cm Photo by: Studio Munch

Yong Joo Kim  Gallery Ahwon - 9-20 sept 2015Yong Joo Kim

Yong Joo Kim - bunch to dream with .......Yong Joo Kim – bunch to dream with …….

Yong Joo KimYong Joo Kim

Yong Joo Kim braceletsYong Joo Kim bracelets

Yong Joo Kim - Reconfiguring the Ordinary / 2008/ Neckpiece / Hook-and-loop fastenerYong Joo Kim - Reconfiguring the Ordinary / 2008/ Neckpiece / Hook-and-loop fastener

 

Gallery Ahwon
3,Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil,
Jongno-gu,
Seoul – South Korea, 110-200
galleryahwon@hotmail.com
Yong Joo Kim press@yongjookim.com
Read More: http://bit.ly/1Q0OayqOpening hours:
Monday – Sunday 11am- 6pm
Admission is free.

18/02/2015

DECOUVERTE : SO YOUNG PARK – smithsonian craft show 2015

Classé dans : Korea (KR),So Young PARK (KR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:01

SO YOUNG PARK

« My jewelry pieces express the power of life through organic plant forms and sea lives. Most of my jewelry pieces are assembled through the harmonic use of wires, hammered textures, hand engraved patterns, and tiny concave shaped metal pieces creating, elegant, yet unusual visual forms. I work on sterling silver and 18k yellow gold to make jewelry. »

So Young Park - Wind chime in the dream series - Oxidized silver, garnet, citrine 2 1/4" wide x 2 1/4" high on 16" to 18 1/2" multi chain So Young Park - Wind chime in the dream series -Oxidized silver, garnet, citrine 2 1/4″ wide x 2 1/4″ high on 16″ to 18 1/2″ multi chain

So Young Park’s contemporary jewelry forms and theory are inspired from her thesis, Nativity and memories from her childhood. She grew up near the ocean in southern part South Korea. So Young used to play with sea life and plants and collected many different kinds of shells and pebbles. She loved touching and observing the surface texture and pattern of shells and various naturally shaped pebbles during her happy childhood.
As So Young grew, she had several tragic experiences involving the death of her friends. She suffered a long time and her view of life and death dramatically grew different from many other people. Through her thesis works, she found that human life and plant life have similar growth and life characteristics. From an atheistic point view, nature reveals the beauty of the eternal cycles of life, like how rebirth transcends the tragedy of death. In order to bear fruit, plants must progress through many stages of life. During this process different parts of the plants body are required to be sacrificed for the fruit. However, this sacrifice does not signify the end of life, but gives birth to new life. In doing so, this process creates the eternal cycle of life. Her thesis pieces express desire, hope, and the power of life through organic plant forms, that are artistically rendered in a simplistic, geometric, and sophisticated manner.
Her jewelry art forms are assembled through the harmonic use of wires, tiny discs, engraved patterns, and textures forged of gold or silver, creating elegant, yet unusual visual forms. The use of wires, small discs, textures, and other small elements represent the single cells that makeup all life. Each piece contributes to long and painful process to create a beautiful and unusual art forms.

SO YOUNG PARK - Blooming at Night - oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, black diamonds - Hand fabricated: Soldering, hammering, stone setting- H:2.50 x W:3.50 x D:1.50 InchesSO YOUNG PARK - Blooming at Night – oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, black diamonds – Hand fabricated: Soldering, hammering, stone setting- H:2.50 x W:3.50 x D:1.50 Inches

SO YOUNG PARK - Red blooming- oxidized silver, carnelian, labradorite -  soldering, hammering, stone setting- H:3.50 x W:2.50 x D:1.50 InchesSO YOUNG PARK - Red blooming- oxidized silver, carnelian, labradorite -  soldering, hammering, stone setting- H:3.50 x W:2.50 x D:1.50 Inches

So Young Park - Shadow at night - oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, fresh water pearls - Hand fabricated: Soldering, hammering- H:2.00 x W:4.50 x D:1.50 InchesSo Young Park – Shadow at night – oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, fresh water pearls – Hand fabricated: Soldering, hammering- H:2.00 x W:4.50 x D:1.50 Inches

So Young Park - The chrysanthemum is bathed in moonlight Oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, tourmaline 2" wide x 2" high So Young Park – The chrysanthemum is bathed in moonlight Oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold, tourmaline 2″ wide x 2″ high

So Young Park -  Sonata in the rain - Oxidized silver, 24k gold leaf, white pearls 3"x3"x2" So Young Park -  Sonata in the rain – Oxidized silver, 24k gold leaf, white pearls 3″x3″x2« 

04/02/2015

Myung Urso : black & white delight

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Korea (KR),Myung URSO (S.KR),papier / paper — bijoucontemporain @ 18:30

Myung Urso

New series of work from 2014, where Myung Urso explores a working process open to momentary happenings and cultivates objects from the moment creation.

« It is always intriguing to see how my personal imagination and inspiration embody to become an actual object. The working process is more open towards momentary happenings rather than manipulated by preset intention, which brings unexpected value. I rather explore, experience and cultivate the moment.
I often observe how different elements play out in their own way, helping to define the destiny of each work. Pursuing the textures of abundant materials is my primal interest in making jewelry. Adopting different fibers with other solid material reveals unique surfaces, characteristics, shapes, colors and textures. This is the most fascinating part of my work. »

Myung Urso  - brooches RED 2014Myung Urso  -  Brooches: Red, 2014 – Cotton cord, acrylic paint, sterling silver, lacquer

NEXT EVENTS :
26-Feb-2015 – 01-Mar-2015 ‘Bijoux 2015’, Norton Museum, FL
04-Feb-2015 – 24-Feb-2015 ‘The Outer Limits’, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA
23-Apr-2015 – 26-Apr-2015 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
07-Jun-2015 – 25-Oct-2015 ‘CODA Paper Art 2015’, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Myung Urso Necklace: Arpegio, 2014 Jangpanji (Korean floor paper), gesso, steel wire 19 x 11 x 5.5 cmMyung Urso Necklace: Arpegio, 2014 Jangpanji (Korean floor paper), gesso, steel wire 19 x 11 x 5.5 cm

Myung Urso Brooch: Arpegio, 2014 Jangpanji (Korean floor paper), gesso, steel wire 10 x 11 x 6 cmMyung Urso Brooch: Arpegio, 2014 Jangpanji (Korean floor paper), gesso, steel wire 10

Myung Urso Brooch: White Water, 2013 Used ramie, wood, thread, gesso, sterling silver 11.5 x 10 x 0.5 cmMyung Urso -  Brooch: White Water, 2013 -  Used ramie, wood, thread, gesso, sterling silver – 11.5x10x 0.5cm

Myung Urso Brooch: In the Cloud, 2013 Silk, thread, found object, sterling silver 19 x 24 x 11.5 cm -Myung Urso Brooch: In the Cloud, 2013 Silk, thread, found object, sterling silver 19 x 24 x 11.5 cm

Myung Urso Neckpiece: Winter Breath, 2013 Cotton, gesso, sterling silver 15 x 61 x 7 cm On modelMyung Urso Necklace: Winter Breath, 2013 Cotton, gesso, sterling silver 15 x 61 x 7 cm On model

Myung Urso Neckpiece: Voice of Another, 2013 Hanji, Asian ink, freshwater pearl, thread, sterling silver, lacquer, linen 13.5 x 40 x 5 cmMyung Urso Neckpiece: Voice of Another, 2013 Hanji, Asian ink, freshwater pearl, thread, sterling silver, lacquer, linen 13.5x40x5 cm

 Myung Urso Neckpiece: Winter Dawn, 2013 Cotton, gesso, sterling silver 8 x 29 x 5 cmMyung Urso Neckpiece: Winter Dawn, 2013 Cotton, gesso, sterling silver 8 x 29 x 5 cm

 

24/01/2015

Decouverte : JIYE YUN – petites scènes de vie

Classé dans : DECOUVERTE,Jiye YUN (KR),KOOKMIN University (KR),Korea (KR),TALENTE — bijoucontemporain @ 21:36

JIYE YUN, selected for TALENTE 2015

[Talente-Award presentation 2015 : 14 March 2015  16:30, Halle B1 Main stage of IHM (Internationalen Handwerksmesse Munich)]

plus que des « portraits » : « Human Beings and the Scenes of Existence« 

2014 M.F.A. Metal craft & Jewelry, Graduate School of Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
2012 B.F.A. Metal craft & Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
2014 Marzee Graduate Show 2014, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Brooches 2013 - JIYE YUNBrooch « Balance Beam » 2013 – JIYE YUN

JIYE YUN statement

Brooches 2013 - JIYE YUNJIYE YUN - Brooch « play » 2013 -  iron, copper, enamel, paint marker, etc.

Brooches 2014 - JIYE YUN (KE - Kookmin University)  - Diving iron, copper, enamel, epoxy on cardboard box 2014JIYE YUN Brooches 2014  – « Diving » iron, copper, enamel, epoxy on cardboard box 2014

JIYE YUN - "nurse" brooch iron, copper, enamel, paint marker, etc. 2013JIYE YUN – « nurse » brooch iron, copper, enamel, paint marker, etc. 2013

Brooches 2014 - JIYE YUN - having a shower ...JIYE YUNBrooches 2014 – having a shower …

JIYE YUN - brooch  2014 -  iron, copper, enamel, ceramic colorJIYE YUN – brooch  2014 -  iron, copper, enamel, ceramic color

Brooches 2014 - JIYE YUN Brooches 2014 – JIYE YUN

  JIYE YUN - "Leaving" - iron, copper, enamel, leather 2014  JIYE YUN – « Leaving » brooch – iron, copper, enamel, leather 2014

 

19/12/2014

Seulgi Kwon Wins 2014 AJF Artist Award

The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), the nonprofit organization that supports appreciation of art jewelry worldwide, has awarded Seulgi Kwon the 2014 AJF Artist Award.

The award is given to an emerging jeweler who exhibits “poise, innovation, and individuality.”

Since 2000, AJF has been offering an artist award to recognize promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jeweler. The AJF Artist Award is awarded to makers of contemporary art jewelry who have completed their academic/professional training and are making new work as part of their post-training career. The winner of the AJF Artist Award receives a $7500 cash prize, will have their work shown at a major international art fair with an AJF gallery supporter, and will give a short lecture. Their work will also be featured in an AJF advertisement.

The 2014 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award (AJFAA) was awarded to Seulgi Kwon

PROUD & HAPPY for her !

Seul-Gi Kwon 2014

« raindrop » of awards from everywhere, last years, on her work  :

2013  BKV Prize 2013 « Third Prize », Munich, Germany
2012 Cominelli Foundation 2012 Award  « First Prize »,  Fondazione Cominelli, Italy
2011 BKV Prize 2011, Munich, Germany
2011 Preziosa Young 2011, Florence, Italy
2010 Cominelli Foundation 2010 Award, Fondazione Cominelli, Italy

http://www.kwonseulgi.comSeul-Gi Kwon 2014 work – « a soft rain » (detail)

 

Seulgi Kwon, Deep in the Night 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass, 180 x 170 x 60 cm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, Deep in the Night 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass, 180 x 170 x 60 cm, photo: artist

Seulgi Kwon, Still Life 1 (alternate view), 2014, ring, silicone, pigment, thread, 90 x 100 x 60 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, Still Life 1 (alternate view), 2014, ring, silicone, pigment, thread, 90 x 100 x 60 mm, photo: artist
Seulgi Kwon, The Evolution of Defense 1, 2014, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 105 x 70 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, The Evolution of Defense 1, 2014, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 105 x 70 mm, photo: artist

« We are pleased to announce that Seulgi Kwon has been selected to receive the 2014 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jeweler. Kwon was chosen from 123 entries representing 27 countries. She will receive a $7500 cash award, and her work, along with that of the other 4 finalists, will be featured by Platina Gallery at Handwerksmesse, which takes place in Munich in March 2015. Kwon will also receive a one-year professional membership to AJF and will serve as a juror for the 2015 Artist Award competition.

The goal of the AJF Artist Award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in developing jewelers. This year’s competition was open to art jewelry makers 35 years of age or younger who were not enrolled in a professional training program; submitted work had to have been completed between 2012 and 2014. The jurors were Sooyeon Kim, jewelry artist and winner of the 2013 award; Carin Reinders, director of the Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; and Karen Rotenberg, founder and director of Alianza Contemporary Craft and a collector of contemporary jewelry. Criteria used in judging were originality, depth of concept, and quality of craftsmanship.

Kwon uses the theme of plant images to express meanings and symbols of memories of her daily life. Plants change their form at each stage of growth: seeds sprout, spread roots, and bloom. This course of change gives rise to unpredictable organisms and organic forms. Kwon’s work actively expresses the organic movements of plants, with their mysterious colors and constantly changing forms, creating texture with the materiality and transparency of silicone. Kwon tries to express the living in her work, so most of her pieces have rich colors and unique shapes.

Carin Reinders stated, “Seulgi uses silicone, glass, and pigments with great beauty and poetic transparency. The brooch A Soft Rain has the softness and the vulnerability of the first soft and refreshing drops. Deep in the Night gives the awareness of a night in the jungle with the great emerald green stone, glowing in the dark. Seulgi’s work has great poetic power and classical elements, but is constructed in a very contemporary way.” Sooyeon Kim commented, “Because of Seulgi’s deep understanding of silicone as a material, it seems like she has power over the material. This would not be possible without ceaseless study. Her exotic forms and bright colors have a special fascination.” Ms. Rotenberg added, “Seulgi demonstrates an innovative and beautiful use of material; her work is visually compelling.”

Kwon earned a bachelor’s (2007) and a master’s (2010) of fine arts metalwork and jewelry at Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. » (AJF)

Seulgi Kwon, All Things Shining, 2013, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass bead, 130 x 140 x 55 mm, photo: artist Seulgi Kwon, All Things Shining, 2013, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass bead, 130 x 140 x 55 mm, photo: artist

Seulgi Kwon, A Soft Rain 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 170 x 65 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, A Soft Rain 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 170 x 65 mm, photo: artist

“In my work, I actively express the organic movements of plants with their mysterious colors and constantly changing forms, creating texture with the materiality and transparency of silicone. I always try to express the living in my work so most of my pieces have rich colours and unique shapes.

 

 

PS : just received my « It rained yesterday » ring ! HAPPY !

Seulgi Kwon - "It rained yesterday" ring 2014 Ring∣ silicone, pigment, thread 90 x 90 x 70mmSeulgi Kwon - « It rained yesterday » ring 2014 Ring∣ silicone, pigment, thread 90 x 90 x 70mm

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