Honggeumgang, 2018

Yong Joo KIM (b. 1982, Korea)

artist

Yong Joo KIM

media

craft, metal

Materials

velcro,thread, puresilver

color

Red

Dimensions

10 x 10 x 5 cm/ 3.9 x 3.9 x 1.9 in.

size

Small

region

Republic of Korea

Kim creates brooches that many have interpreted as a bird sitting with its wings folded in a nest, or a one flying into the sky. At first, Kim felt somewhat embarrassed by this interpretation, as it strayed far from her original intentions. However, she learned that embracing this perspective allowed her to create works that she had never imagined before. She began birdwatching, exploring the beauty of their feathers and color combinations. Not only was Kim inspired by the movement of the creatures, but by their unique color palettes that blended shades that seemed unlikely complimentary. Now, we see this artistic realization reflected in her current jewellery work.

 

EDUCATION

2009 MFA, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, U.S.

2004 BFA, Arts and Crafts (Metals and Fiber Art), Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

EXHIBITION

2018 Threshold of Respect, Hoard Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)

2018 Structure by Christian Faur, Yong Joo Kim, and Zemer Peled, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH, U.S. (group)

2017 Infiniti in Finity, Bini Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)

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