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Ji Young Kim

Jeweller  /  Artists
Published: 12.11.2018
Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 5.5 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: Back of the moon. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
5.5 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: Back of the moon
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 5.5 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: Back of the moon. Sideview.. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
5.5 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: Back of the moon

Sideview.

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 5.5 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: Back of the moon. Shown as a necklace. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
5.5 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: Back of the moon

Shown as a necklace. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 5.5 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: Back of the moon. Shown as a necklace. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Back of the moon21, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
5.5 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: Back of the moon

Shown as a necklace. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: A moment of meaning, 2015-2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, herkimer diamond, steel. . 7 x 2 x 4 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: A moment of meaning, 2015-2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, herkimer diamond, steel. 
7 x 2 x 4 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: A moment of meaning, 2015-2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, herkimer diamond, steel. . 7 x 2 x 4 cm. Alternative view. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: A moment of meaning, 2015-2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, herkimer diamond, steel. 
7 x 2 x 4 cm

Alternative view. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Back view. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm

Back view. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Alternative view.. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm

Alternative view.

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel, fingerprint.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel, fingerprint.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017. Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.. 10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm. Side view. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: OCD, O~CD (obsessive compulsive disorder), 2017
Sterling silver, film, memory of last 5 years, steel.
10.2 x 0.7 x 7.2 cm

Side view. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Feith, 2016-2017. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 8 x 3 x 5 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Feith, 2016-2017
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
8 x 3 x 5 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Necklace: Feith 2, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, film.. 11.5 x 4 x 8 cm. From series: LOST. Ji Young Kim
Necklace: Feith 2, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, film.
11.5 x 4 x 8 cm
From series: LOST
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Ji Young Kim. Necklace: Feith 2, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, film.. 11.5 x 4 x 8 cm. From series: LOST. Details. . Ji Young Kim
Necklace: Feith 2, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, film.
11.5 x 4 x 8 cm
From series: LOST

Details. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Feith 3, 2016-2017. Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.. 8.5 x 3 x 5.5cm. From series: LOST. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Feith 3, 2016-2017
Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.
8.5 x 3 x 5.5cm
From series: LOST
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: The road not taken, 2016-2017. Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.. 11 x 2 x 5.5 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: The road not taken, 2016-2017
Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.
11 x 2 x 5.5 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: The road not taken, 2016-2017. Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.. 11 x 2 x 5.5 cm. Side view. . Ji Young Kim
Brooch: The road not taken, 2016-2017
Sterling silver, gold plated, film, steel.
11 x 2 x 5.5 cm

Side view. 

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Kakao Talk, 2018. Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.. 11 x 2 x 5.5 cm. From series: The road not taken. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Kakao Talk, 2018
Sterling silver, gold plated, steel.
11 x 2 x 5.5 cm
From series: The road not taken
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Ji Young Kim. Object: Before sunrise, 2016. Sterling silver, gold plated, Amber. . 5 x 4.5 x 6.5 cm. Ji Young Kim
Object: Before sunrise, 2016
Sterling silver, gold plated, Amber. 
5 x 4.5 x 6.5 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Object: We, Cell, Earth, and Space, 2016. Amber, silicone, steel.  . 4.5 x 4 x 6.7 cm. Ji Young Kim
Object: We, Cell, Earth, and Space, 2016
Amber, silicone, steel.  
4.5 x 4 x 6.7 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Object: We, Cell, Earth, and Space, 2016. Amber, silicone, steel.  . 4.5 x 4 x 6.7 cm. Alternative view.. Ji Young Kim
Object: We, Cell, Earth, and Space, 2016
Amber, silicone, steel.  
4.5 x 4 x 6.7 cm

Alternative view.

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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Tears, 2015. Sterling silver.. 4 x 2 x 7 cm. From series: LOST. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Tears, 2015
Sterling silver.
4 x 2 x 7 cm
From series: LOST
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Whisper, 2016-2017. Aluminium, plastic, pigment, coffee, sterling silver, steel.. 6.5 x 3 x 8.5 cm. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Whisper, 2016-2017
Aluminium, plastic, pigment, coffee, sterling silver, steel.
6.5 x 3 x 8.5 cm
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Ji Young Kim. Brooch: Whisper, 2016-2017. Aluminium, plastic, pigment, coffee, sterling silver, steel.. 6.5 x 3 x 8.5 cm. Onbody.. Ji Young Kim
Brooch: Whisper, 2016-2017
Aluminium, plastic, pigment, coffee, sterling silver, steel.
6.5 x 3 x 8.5 cm

Onbody.

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Intro
This duality of such a life is much like the duality of jewelry. Jewelry must be outwardly aesthetical while also having a practical side. Moreover, jewelry can be exhibited but can also be in movement when it's with people. I think this dual property of jewelry is like the irony of life. Therefore, for me, the act of wearing jewelry is an expansion and fulfilment of myself and my life. This kind of fulfilment is not only the kind visible to the eye but also one that brings psychological contentment. 

Statement

What is the relationship between written and visual language for an artist who expresses something intangible. Is it possible for something that has been expressed through writing to be captured in the same way as a tangible object. If it is impossible, how should the content be converted. These are relevant questions to every artist but it is especially important to Ji-Young Kim as she presents her jewelry and metal art through her first solo exhibition.
 
Ji-Young Kim has worked as a television writer for a long time, telling the stories about herself and those around her through writing. After becoming a jewelry artist in recent years, she focused her attention on creating jewelry especially in the last few years and has presented her work through many exhibitions abroad. Through this process, the artist has—more than anything else—tried to become familiar with the visual language new to her and to continue to express herself through it. Instead of with the text familiar to her, she has tried to establish a new world in the solid material world and the stationary forms that are built from it, as well as in the most scaled down space that is jewelry.
 
Ji-Young Kim’s jewelry and metal object, which is mainly created from metal, has its foundation on geometrical form. Geometrical form is a figure composed of mathematical relation and represents the world of strict order. It is not a reflection of nature but rather a purely abstract form created from human thought. The artist takes the static space of this kind of geometrical form as the body and through the fusion and repetition of diverse details, adds to the complex image. Despite it being a simple composition, each element interpenetrates, reflects, or repeats through various combinations to disturb the static image of the body.
 
In particular, when it comes to repetitive elements that pierce through the body or are structurally connected to each other, they move or create waves through external forces or contact and thus give the feeling of movement to the work. Especially in the case of jewelry, when thinking about the fact that it will be constantly moving when worn on the human body, the movement and visual variability of these elements are the most distinct characteristics. Additionally, the use of overlapping photo images; plastic sheets which make various light effects; as well as gems and amber which give off intense light and color, are also effective.
 
Ji-Young Kim intends to symbolically convey her personal inner world through the visual effects created from these works. These are mainly the artist’s ideas about things like the psychological changes corresponding with natural phenomena like wind, light, and celestial bodies; or the introspections on the duality or ambiguity of objects. I anticipate that as the artist’s technical skills and work experience builds up, the stories she has been telling with writing can now be conveyed through metal artwork more intensely and deeply than ever before.

/ Yong-il Jeon, Professor, Kookmin University.

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Events      View / hide events

2018:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018  Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 exhibition.
 Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven, Nederlands.
Exhibition  21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018  Back of the moon- First solo Kim Jj Young.
 Korea Craft & Design Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Rep of Korea.
 
Exhibition  21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018  Back of the moon by Ji Young Kim.
Award  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Award  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Meeting  01 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2018.
Award  21 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018  Amberif Design Award 2018.
2017:
Meeting  27 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 16 May 2016  My Home.
Meeting  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2016.
Award giving  13 Feb 2016 - 13 Feb 2016  Amberif Design Award 2016 Winners.

Publications      View / hide publications

Article:  The Contemporary Jewel as never seen before. Engenia Gadaleta.  Artistar Jewels:  Milan,  2017
Book:  The Grate Dictionary of Marriage. JungJuHee.  Seoul,  2017
Interview:  Breaking Preconception,Baltic Jewellery News31,. Vilnius,  2016
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