Lunar Blossom by Heejoo Kim

Exhibition  /  04 Nov 2023  -  25 Nov 2023
Published: 31.10.2023

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Korean artist Heejoo Kim presents her new collection, Lunar Blossom at Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h. Favouring the electroforming technique to create her jewellery, the artist works this time with Ottchil, a natural black lacquer traditional to Korea, in contrast to her previous series in brightly colored enamels.

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Heejoo Kim
Lunar Blossom, Heejoo Kim's new body of work, is part of a larger project, The Incubation Odyssey. Initiated with the series The Fifth Season in 2011, followed by UniverShell in 2020, Lunar Blossom is the third collection in this odyssey.
Using electroforming technique, Heejoo Kim finds in this technique an echo to her artistic sensitivity – a way to convey the energy and beauty of life and nature. Through this process of successive thin layers of copper on a previously chosen or created form, immersed in a vat filled with blue water, everything comes to life, built with patience and care. Under the creator's attentive and sincere eye, the elements that will make up her work take form.
For this collection, enamel is replaced by Ottchil, a traditional Korean natural lacquer. Kim applies numerous layers of black lacquer to each element composing her future creations. By combining these two techniques, she succeeds in offering a deep, magical beauty, like a plunge into a dreamlike universe.

To learn more about the exhibition and the artist Heejoo Kim - Lunar Blossom.

Exhibition Dates: November 4 - 25. Wednesday.
Friday 11.00 - 18.00 hr.
Saturday 11.00 - 17.00 hr and by appointment.

Opening reception in the presence of the artist; Saturday, November 4, from 1 to 5pm.