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Density by Joohee Han

Exhibition  /  09 Oct 2021  -  29 Oct 2021
Published: 08.10.2021
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This exhibition features jewelry made of silicone and eggshells that transform into flexible, partially translucent, unbreakable geometric forms. The pieces serve as vehicles for Han’s exploration of the concepts of fragility, wearability, perfection, and transformation. 

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Joohee Han
Part of her ongoing series of work titled Oval- alluding to the shape of an egg- this show includes necklaces and brooches made of crushed eggshells and silicone. Employing a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, Han first creates a negative mold lined with silicone and places the broken eggshells one by one, mosaic-like, onto the mold and then seals them with another layer of silicone. Once perfect, protective, yet fragile containers, the eggshells are transformed into flexible, partially translucent, unbreakable geometric shapes. These pieces serve as vehicles for Han’s exploration of the concepts of fragility, wearability, perfection, and transformation.

“The idea behind the work is questioning the ideal type of us. The eggshell symbolizes the perfect type, which has to be crushed into small particles and reshaped into something else, something unnatural for itself: flexible and geometric,” Han explains. “We are under constant stress that we have to be someone other than who we are,” she continues, also likening it to her own experience living abroad.

Originally from South Korea, Joohee Han is based in Munich, Germany, where she maintains her own studio. Han has a diploma from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Munich, as well as a BFA and MFA in metal work and jewelry from the College of Design, Kookmin University, in Seoul, South Korea. She has exhibited internationally and is represented in the U.S. exclusively by Jewelers’Werk Galerie.  

Opening Hours: 11 - 5 pm
Joohee Han. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. Edition of 3 pieces. Joohee Han
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel
6 x 6 x 3 cm
Edition of 3 pieces
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Joohee Han. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel. 7 x 8 x 3.5 cm. Edition of 3 pieces. Joohee Han
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel
7 x 8 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 3 pieces
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Joohee Han. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel. 7 x 7 x 3.5cm. Unique piece. Joohee Han
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Eggshell, silicone, stainless steel
7 x 7 x 3.5cm
Unique piece
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Joohee Han. Necklace: Untitled, 2021. Eggshell, silicone. 23 x 32 x 0.8 cm. Joohee Han
Necklace: Untitled, 2021
Eggshell, silicone
23 x 32 x 0.8 cm
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