jimin 01-1

Flora eats Fauna no.1

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex

50*160*50 mm

jimin 01-2

Flora eats Fauna no.1

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex

50*160*50 mm

jimin 02-1

Flora eats Fauna no.2

brooch, 2013

Korean paper, Latex, Pearl

50*190*50 mm

jimin 02-2

Flora eats Fauna no.2

brooch, 2013

Korean paper, Latex, Pearl

(about) Ø60~80 mm

jimin 03-1

Core_1

brooch, 2013

Korean paper, Latex

65*100*30 mm

jimin 03-2

Core_2

brooch, 2013

Korean paper, Latex

55*85*35 mm

jimin 04

Centerless

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex

55*155*40

jimin 05

Diffusion I

brooch, 2013

Korean paper, Latex

110*100*70 mm

jimin 06

RED

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex, Nickel-silver

105*90*35 mm

jimin 07

Ostensible series

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex

80*65*45 mm

jimin 08

Grasp II

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex

60*100*50 mm

jimin 09

Brimming II

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex, Nickel-silver

85*150*25 mm

jimin 10

Brimming I

brooch, 2012

Korean paper, Latex, Brass

80*110*25 mm

Artist Statement

People cherish their own memories of the old days and they often recollect those moments when they run into similar situations. Sometimes when they cannot stand the harsh reality, they escape into those memories. Looking back the old days is not harmful to us; rather, it helps us to manage our lives with more energy and confidence.

The images and emotions of the past experience change their forms and meanings as they get stored in our memories. Those memories are the result of alteration: they are partly or completely changed by our view or intention. These ‘subjectively altered’ images are good materials for art works. Artists observe the changes in the images that their emotion and sensitivity create. They also visualize the altered images.

My art works are also created based on the images from in my memories; especially, those with vivid colors works as the motives to my works. The images from my past routine life, which could have been forgotten and lost forever, were re-interpreted, visualized and recorded.
These illustrations in my memories become a shape, and the paper was cut with those shape. Dozens of cut paper were overlapped and combined together. Those overlapped paper made a new face in the form of re-combination.
My diaries are printed on the every piece of paper, and it also show one of the images in my memory. Those images are remembered as vivid color, not a faded old pictures.

인간은 누구나 과거의 추억들을 가슴 한편에 기억하며 산다. 현실의 갑갑함과 괴로움에서 벗어나고 싶을 때, 혹은 기억 속에 잠재된 행복했던 상황이 떠오를 때, 그와 비슷한 기억들을 되돌아보게 된다. 이러한 행위는 현재를 살아가는데 있어서 방해되기보다는, 과거의 기억을 더듬어봄으로써 각박한 현실에 여유를 주며, 앞으로의 생활에 활력소가 될 수 있다.
잊지 않고 기억된 이미지와 감정들은 ‘나’라는 존재와 함께 섞이며 완전히 다른, 혹은 일부 변형된 주관적인 이미지로 기억한다. 이렇게 기억된 이미지나 감정은 예술가에게 있어서 예술 활동을 할 수 있는 중요한 모티프 motif 를 부여한다. 그 당시 느꼈던 순간의 감정과 감성이 함께 작용하여 실제의 이미지와 다른 주관적 이미지가 만들어지고, 예술가는 그러한 이미지를 시각화하여 주제를 구현하고 조형미를 표현하는 것이다.

나의 작업 또한 그 동안 나의 삶을 통해 기억하는 수많은 이미지들 중, 강렬한 색감을 가진 기억들을 작업의 모티프로 삼아 진행하였다. 평범한 일상 속에서 기억되는 이미지들을 주관적인 이미지로 재해석하여 표현하고, 이러한 과정을 통해 잊어버릴 수 있던 나의 과거를 시각화하여 기록하였다.

시각화 하는 과정을 통하여 나의 작업들은 수많은 레이어들로 이루어 진다. 여러 겹의 종이들이 겹겹이 쌓이며 만들어지는 표면과, 그 표면을 만들어내기 위한 반복적인 행위는 기억들을 차곡차곡 기록해두는 것과 같다. 많은 기억과 감정을 쉽게 버리지 못하고 차곡차곡 쌓아가며 그러한 행위는 나를 행복하게, 때로는 괴롭게 만든다. 하지만 결국 나를 이루며 표현할 수 있는 크고 작은 요소가 된다.

 

Biography

 

Education:

2007-2010  Kookmin University, M.F.A., Metal Craft & Jewellery / Seoul, South Korea

2008             Exchange Student program at Hochschule Pforzheim / Pforzheim, Germany

2002-2007  Kookmin University, B.F.A., Metal Craft & Jewellery / Seoul, South Korea

2005              Exchange Student program at Sheffield Hallam University / Sheffield, UK

 

Professional Experience

2009-2010  Artist in Residency at SONO FACTORY

2009        Teaching assistant, Zero One Design Center.

: Worked as assistant to instructor during class times for beginning and intermediate level metal craft students.

2007-2008  Graduate assistant, Kookmin University graduate program.

: Worked as a graduate assistant for various tasks in the Metalwork & Jewellery program, including as         professor’s assistant during class times  for beginning level students.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

( Solo Exhibitions )

2013  Memories in drawer _ THE BRIDGE Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2012  Craft Trend Fair – Jimin Kim Art jewellery, COEX, Seoul, South Korea

2010  Recorded _ SONO FACTORY, Seoul, South Korea

 

( Group Exhibitions )

2013

Ornament and Illusion – Spectrum of contemporary jewelry,

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

g-Seoul 13 art fair, Grand Hilton, Seoul

Only One, Mok Gallery, London, UK

Flora eats Fauna, Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany

2012 

ANSTECKEND, Galerie fur Kunst & Design, Pforzheim, Germany

50 Brooch ideas, Space duru, Seoul, Korea

Private Label, Gallery AWON, Seoul, Korea

Color is more, iii Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

+one _ Samshin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Wearable Fantasy _ Gallery Baum, Heyri, Korea

The Earth _ THE BRIDGE, Seoul, Korea

New York Art Fair SOFA _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, New York, USA

2011 

Between East and West _ Studio GR.20, Padua, Italy

Cominelli Foundation Award _ Cisano di San Felice del Benac, Italy

SIERAAD Art Fair _ Gashouder WesterGasterrein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

All about chains III _ THE BRIDGE, Seoul, Korea

Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2011-Invited Artist, Cheongju, Korea

Studio Jewelry 2011 _ Craft Awon, Seoul, Korea

Brooches Exhibition of May _ Gallery Life, Seoul, Korea

New York Art Fair SOFA _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, New York, USA

Art Palm Beach _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, Florida, USA

2010

FORUMS=Four+Forms _ Iny Gallery, Seoul, Korea

11 Senses Art Jewelry Show _ Gallery MOA, Heyri, Korea

Studio Jewelry 2010 _ Craft Awon, Seoul, Korea

Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2010_ Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Contemporary ornament +10_ Korea Craft Culture Promotion Foundation Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

SOFA West _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, Santa Fe, USA

2009 

Masters’ thesis exhibition _ Design Gallery, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea.

Many-Mini Gage _ Mogin Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Group exhibition.

2008 

Chicago Art Fair SOFA _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, Chicago, USA

The International Art + Design Fair _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, New York, USA

Werk-schau_ Hochschule Pforzheim / Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany

New York Art Fair SOFA _ repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, New York, USA

Identity_ Beatrice Lang Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

Triebe _ GSG12 Gallery, Pforzheim, Germany

Putting the Band Back Together_ Fahm Hall, SCAD, USA

Refined : ABUNDANCE _ The Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Texas, USA

Graduate Metal X1_ Adelaide Centre for The Arts, Adelaide , Australia

2007  

ITAMI 2007_ Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan

Alchemists – May I have your order_ Restaurant Jang, Seoul, South Korea

Talente 2007_ New Munich Trade Fair Center, Munich, Germany

2006  SOK : NAE _ NOAM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2005  Fabricate _ Psalter Lane Campus / Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Christmas Cracker _ Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK

 

Awards :

2011 ‘Special Mentions’ by Cominelli Foundation 2011 Award / Italy

2010 ‘Excellent Achievement’ of M.F.A., Kookmin University / Korea

2007 Selected in Talente 2007 / Munich, Germany

2007 Selected in International Craft Exhibition ITAMI / Japan

2007 ‘Special Citation’ by Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2007 / Korea

2007 ‘AMC Award’ by Graduate Metal X1 / Australia

2007 Selected in Refined : ABUNDANCE / USA

2007 Selected in Putting the Band Back Together / USA

2006 ‘BFA Degree Show _ Dept. of Metalwork & Jewelry of Kookmin University’ Excellent Achievement / Korea

 

Publications :

Paper Jewellery / Sarah Kelly / 2011

Art Jewelry Today 3 / Jeffrey B. Snyder / Schiffer Publiching Ltd. / 2011

500 NECKLACES / Marthe Le Van/ Lark Books/ 2006

 

Present

Jewellery artist

Curator of creativeda/

 

 

학력

2010 국민대학교 금속공예학과 일반대학원 졸업
2008 Hochschule Pforzheim 교환학생 / 포르츠하임, 독일
2007 국민대학교 금속공예학과 졸업
2005  Sheffield Hallam University 교환학생 / 쉐필드, 영국

 

 

주요 전시 경력

(개인전)

2013 서랍 속 이야기, The BRIDGE, 서울

2012 Jimin Kim Art jewellery – 공예트랜드페어 창작공방관, COEX, 서울

2010 기록 : Recorded , SONO Factory, 서울

 (단체전)

2013

장식과 환영-현대장신구의 세계, 현대미술관, 과천

g-Seoul13 art fair, 그랜드 힐튼, 서울

Only One, Mok gallery, 런던, 영국

Flora eats Fauna, Nymphenburg Palace, Johannissaal in the Orangery, 뮌헨, 독일

2012

ANSTECKEND, Galerie fur Kunst & design, 포르츠하임, 독일

50 Brooch ideas, 스페이스 두루, 서울

Private Label, 갤러리 아원, 서울

Color is more, iii Gallery, 브뤼셀, 벨기에

+one, 삼신갤러리, 서울

Wearable Fantasy, 갤러리 바움, 헤이리

대지, THE BRIDGE, 서울

SOFA New York, Charon Kransen Arts, 뉴욕, 미국

2011

Between East and West, Studio GR.20, 파두아, 이탈리아

Cominelli Foundation Award, San Felice del Benac, 이탈리아

SIERAAD Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, 암스테르담, 네덜란드

All about chains III, THE BRIDGE, 서울

청주국제공예비엔날레2011 – Invited Artist, 청주

Studio Jewelry 2011, 크래프트 아원, 서울

오월의 브로치전, Gallery Life, 서울

SOFA New York _ Charon Kransen Arts, 뉴욕, 미국

Art Palm Beach _ Charon Kransen Arts, 플로리다, 미국

2010

FORUMS=Four+Forms _ Iny Gallery, 서울

11 Senses Art Jewelry Show _ Gallery MOA, 헤이리

Studio Jewelry 2010, 크래프트 아원, 서울

Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2010, Galerie Marzee, 네이메헌, 네덜란드

Contemporary ornament +10, 한국 공예문화진흥원, 서울

SOFA West _ Charon Kransen Arts, 산타페, 미국

2009 마니미니가게, 목인갤러리, 서울

2008

SOFA Chicago, Charon Kransen Arts, 시카고, 미국

The International Art+Design Fair, Charon Kransen Arts, 뉴욕, 미국

Werk-schau , Hochschule Pforzheim / Schmuckmuseum, 포르츠하임, 독일

SOFA New York, Charon Kransen Arts, 뉴욕, 미국

Identity , Beatrice Lang Gallery, 베른, 스위스

Triebe, GSG12 Gallery, 포르츠하임, 독일

Putting the Band Back Together , Fahm Hall, SCAD, 미국

Refined : ABUNDANCE, The Art Center, 텍사스, 미국

Graduate Metal X1 , Centre for The Arts, 아델레이드, 호주

2007

ITAMI 2007, Museum of Arts & Crafts, 이타미, 일본

알케미스트전 _ 주문하시겠습니까? , 레스토랑 張, 서울

Talente 2007, New Munich Trade Fair Center, 뮌헨, 독일

2006 속:내_국민대학교 금속공예학과 졸업전시회, 노암 갤러리, 서울

2005 Fabricate, Psalter Lane / Cupola Gallery, 쉐필드, 영국

Christmas Cracker, Millennium Gallery, 쉐필드, 영국

 

주요 수상 경력

2011 “Special Mentions”, Cominelli Foundation_ Contemporary Jewelry Award 2011 / 이탈리아

2010 국민대학교 우수 인재상 수상

2007 Selected, Talente 2007 / 독일

2007 입선, International Craft Exhibition ITAMI / 일본

2007 특선, 청주 국제 공예비엔날레 2007

2007 AMC Award, Graduate Metal XI / 호주

2007 Selected, Refined : ABUNDANCE / 미국

2006 국민대학교 조형대학 금속공예 졸업전시회 우수 작품상

 

 

작품수록

Paper Jewellery, Sarah Kelly, 2011

Art Jewelry Today 3, Jeffrey B. Snyder _ Schiffer Publiching Ltd. 2011

500 NECKLACES, Marthe Le Van _ Lark Books, 2006

 

 

현재,

Jewellery artist

조형금속공예회 소속

Curator of CREATIVEDA/