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Jaiik Lee

Jeweller
Published: 04.02.2021

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With many years' experience of metal object making, the artist starts creating small wearable pieces with recycled leather boards in organic forms.
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 34, 2020. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 8.2 x 4.3 x 17.4 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 34, 2020
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
8.2 x 4.3 x 17.4 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 36, 2020. Leather board, split leather, gold leaf, 925 silver.. 12.6 x 2.8 x 14 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 36, 2020
Leather board, split leather, gold leaf, 925 silver.
12.6 x 2.8 x 14 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 35, 2020. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 10.7 x 5.6 x 15.6 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 35, 2020
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
10.7 x 5.6 x 15.6 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 37, 2020. Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.. 10.7 x 2.7 x 14.5 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 37, 2020
Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.
10.7 x 2.7 x 14.5 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 29, 2019. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 7 x 4.3 x 19.2 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeform. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 29, 2019
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
7 x 4.3 x 19.2 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeform
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 31, 2019. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 15.3 x 4.7 x 16.6 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 31, 2019
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
15.3 x 4.7 x 16.6 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 26, 2019. Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.. 11.1 x 5.5 x 19.6 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 26, 2019
Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.
11.1 x 5.5 x 19.6 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 28, 2019. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 4.7 x 6.2 x 19 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 28, 2019
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
4.7 x 6.2 x 19 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 23-2 (front), Lifeform 18 (back), 2019. Leather board, split leather, hold leaf, 925 silver; Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 6.3 x 5.3 x 15.3 cm; 6.6 x 4.5 x 15.8 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 23-2 (front), Lifeform 18 (back), 2019
Leather board, split leather, hold leaf, 925 silver; Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
6.3 x 5.3 x 15.3 cm; 6.6 x 4.5 x 15.8 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 18, 2019. Leather board, 925 silver.. 9.2 x 4.3 x 17.9 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 18, 2019
Leather board, 925 silver.
9.2 x 4.3 x 17.9 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 21 (left), Lifeform 21-2 (right), 2019. Leather board, 925 silver; Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.. 7.7 x 4.7 x 14 cm; 7.7 x 4.7 x 14.4 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 21 (left), Lifeform 21-2 (right), 2019
Leather board, 925 silver; Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.
7.7 x 4.7 x 14 cm; 7.7 x 4.7 x 14.4 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
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Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 27, 2019. Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.. 13.6 x 4 x 12.1 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 27, 2019
Leather board, split leather, 925 silver.
13.6 x 4 x 12.1 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 16, 2019. Leather board, 925 silver.. 9.7 x 5.8 x 13.3 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 16, 2019
Leather board, 925 silver.
9.7 x 5.8 x 13.3 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 9, 2019. Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.. 6.5 x 6.3 x 18.4 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 9, 2019
Leather board, gold leaf, 925 silver.
6.5 x 6.3 x 18.4 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Jaiik Lee. Brooch: Lifeform 8, 2019. Leather board, 925 silver.. 9.2 x 8.6 x 14.5 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Lifeforms. Jaiik Lee
Brooch: Lifeform 8, 2019
Leather board, 925 silver.
9.2 x 8.6 x 14.5 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Lifeforms
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Jaiik Lee received his B.F.A. and M.F.A from Hongik Universitiy in Seoul, Korea and studied metal arts at Rochester Institute of Technology graduate school in the U.S.. Besides he is known as a metal object and installation artist at the moment, is also a jeweler using various materials such as recycled leather board and split leather. His work has been performed under sub-themes: evolution, variation, symmetry, and dismantlement. As he wants to present phenomena in not only humans’ lives but also in the lives of all living things, he says that his work is a process of how organic living things, including himself, have changed to reality by capturing various moments through a formative work.

Statement

I've been making metal objects with the theme of life variation and evolution for a long time. Since various forms of experiments were essential to make them, I began to make small handicrafts of various forms using materials with flexible properties. The works have been transformed into a series of art ornaments called 'Lifeforms'.

Recycled leather boards and split leather cut into subtle different patterns, and twisted and inflated organic forms, present moments of life wriggling to preserve themselves in face-to-face situations. It is a process of capturing various moments through formulation to express and show the phenomena of life, not only humans, but also all life, and drawing changes in how organic life, including myself, has been changed in line with reality so far.

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