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Jaewon Um

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Published: 16.09.2020

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Jewellery inspired by social events with stories and joy.
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Stomach Cramps, 2020. Brass, acrylic, glass, resin, plastic.. 9 x 12.8 x 4.5 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Stomach Cramps, 2020
Brass, acrylic, glass, resin, plastic.
9 x 12.8 x 4.5 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Read One's Mind, 2020. Brass, acrylic, resin.. 9 x 11 x 3 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Read One's Mind, 2020
Brass, acrylic, resin.
9 x 11 x 3 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: He Speed at Which Rumors Spread, 2020. Brass, acylic, cz.. 11.5 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: He Speed at Which Rumors Spread, 2020
Brass, acylic, cz.
11.5 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: She Comes in, 2020. Brass, acrylic.. 9.3 x 11 x 3.2 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: She Comes in, 2020
Brass, acrylic.
9.3 x 11 x 3.2 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Cat Restaurant, 2020. Sterling silver, acrylic.. 5.5 x 8 x 1.5 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Cat Restaurant, 2020
Sterling silver, acrylic.
5.5 x 8 x 1.5 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Uncomfortable Gaze, 2020. Brass, acrylic, glass, resin, cz.. 8.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm. From series: Uncomfortable Gaze. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Uncomfortable Gaze, 2020
Brass, acrylic, glass, resin, cz.
8.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm
From series: Uncomfortable Gaze
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Accept My Heart, 2020. Brass, acrylic, rubber.. 8 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Accept My Heart, 2020
Brass, acrylic, rubber.
8 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Breast Surgery, 2017. Brass, acrylic, glass.. 10 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo by: Studio Munch. From series: Uncomfortable Gaze. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Breast Surgery, 2017
Brass, acrylic, glass.
10 x 10 x 5 cm
Photo by: Studio Munch
From series: Uncomfortable Gaze
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Depression, 2017. Brass, resin.. 6.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Studio Munch. From series: Voluntary Isolation. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Depression, 2017
Brass, resin.
6.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Studio Munch
From series: Voluntary Isolation
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Jaewon Um. Brooch: Uncomfortable Gaze, 2017. Brass, glass, resin.. 14 x 14 x 3 cm. From series: Uncomfortable Gaze. Jaewon Um
Brooch: Uncomfortable Gaze, 2017
Brass, glass, resin.
14 x 14 x 3 cm
From series: Uncomfortable Gaze
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Intro
Work is ongoing on the theme of social image in this era of face-to-face through the media, but trying to unravel these things lightly or wittily. Jaewon studied metals at Hongik University Graduate School and is active in Seoul. He is now a contemporary jeweler and a lecturer in vocational training schools. He is also establishing a metal workshop and a craft-related start-up company.

Statement

We collect the power, games, violence, and social problems of our society in little things called trinkets. Fragmented objects that look like masks, children, hands, legs, and women's nipples can be said to be similar to the surrealist objects of Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) in the early 20th century. Just 100 years later, just as the surrealists explored the unconscious world under the influence of psychoanalysis in the early 20th century, my work is reconstructed into divisive and fragmented images. In other words, the social images we face through the media are reflected in the artist's jewelry.

Every work I have included a story. I am inspired by the social or events that take place around me in this age of face-to-face through the media. When creating a work, it is not just an imaginary process, but rather a theme and a set of items, units, and colors for it. And these small units and collars combine to make the perfect product. I think the most important part of my work is the story of an incident or accident.

Also there are hidden points in the work. For example, it can be described as humor, wit, and satire expressed from the perspective of the artist.
Of course, a single product cannot express great laughter or great joy. However, by communicating with the audience through the story of the work I would like to present a small smile and a small joy.

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