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UniverShell by Heejoo Kim

Exhibition  /  10 Jan 2020  -  19 Jan 2020
Published: 13.01.2020
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Intro
UniverShell is a combination of Universal and Shell. A structure of the electroformed shell has a dual meaning of protection and camouflage. It is combined with a concept of universal phenomena such as the growth of pearl, coral, and tree rings, thereby UniverShell is an aggregation of piled metal layers, the time it takes, and poetic imagination.

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Heejoo Kim
The growth that occurs in nature is a process in which invisible things are piled up to make it hard and strong.

My work captures the process of how pearls and corals form in the blue ocean.

Electroforming, a modern technique designed to replicate or protect the surface of metals like plating, performs the process of pearl formation made up of accumulated particles. Electrolyzed metal particles in a blue sulfuric acid solution repeatedly accumulate, thereby form a new shell. Running on electricity but very analogue, electroforming requires time and craftsmanship as if taking care of life.

I soak each new life born in my hands in a solution and take care of them carefully until their layer is fully grown and becomes a solid shell. The layer is no longer used for plating or duplicating something else but turns into a concrete form that breathes by itself. The rich and mysterious layers of color, which make it more solid, not only please our visual and tactile sensation but also make it exuberant.

A small world created by electrolytic particles is built up little by little in blue water in a small tank. As if lifting a precious pearl out of the ocean, I lift up my little world and draw beautiful fruition that will be formed slowly and strongly somewhere in a deep sea, somewhere in a deep forest.

/ Heejoo Kim

Hours

Everyday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Heejoo Kim. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Enameled copper, silver, thread.. 30 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kwang Choon Park. From series: UniverShell. Heejoo Kim
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Enameled copper, silver, thread.
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kwang Choon Park
From series: UniverShell
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Heejoo Kim. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Enameled copper, silver, thread.. 30 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kwang Choon Park. From series: UniverShell. Heejoo Kim
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Enameled copper, silver, thread.
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kwang Choon Park
From series: UniverShell
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Heejoo Kim. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Enameled copper, silver, thread.. 30 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kwang Choon Park. From series: UniverShell. Heejoo Kim
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Enameled copper, silver, thread.
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kwang Choon Park
From series: UniverShell
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Heejoo Kim. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Enameled copper, silver, thread.. 30 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kwang Choon Park. From series: UniverShell. Heejoo Kim
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Enameled copper, silver, thread.
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kwang Choon Park
From series: UniverShell
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Heejoo Kim. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Enameled copper, silver, thread.. 30 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kwang Choon Park. From series: UniverShell. Heejoo Kim
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Enameled copper, silver, thread.
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kwang Choon Park
From series: UniverShell
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