Jieun Park

Published: 03.01.2023


Jewelry is already a friendly form of sculpture with the human body because it is worn on the body. This is why I have been working on jewelry for over 10 years. In addition, the features that direct communication through wearing felt attractive. I based on my deep interest in humans. I mainly expressed stories about women in my jewel. I express memories and emotions of childhood that establish sexual identity in my art jewel. The emotions and experiences that I felt as a woman growing up in Korea are my inspiration. My Perspective on Gender issues and diverse human relationships become the main subject in my jewel. And my own imaginative ideas add a rich depth to my jewel.
Decisive Moments
After “Decisive Moments”, a collection of photographs by Henri Cartier Bresson, a French photographer in 1932, this word spread like fad words, and the expression, ‘decisive moments’ was on the tongues of many people.
The decisive moments in my life—all of us have moments deciding our lives. These moments make us of today as turning-points or foundation of the future life. As moments coming to everyone, someone chooses stability over changes while others choose changes for a different life. These moments accidentally come to us from undecided places like relation, incident, and object while creating another opportunity.
Among numerous moments, I focused on relation, and in detail, stories of a woman and a man.
The whole processes of building up a relation between a man and a woman are filled with decisive moments and a series of coincidences. They are attracted to each other and create diverse stories.
Catching various moments in the relation between a man and a woman, I described the processes including their growing, meeting, and uniting into one, through my story.

Naked the Dreamers
The moment I throw off my shoes and put my tired feet on the floor, I get a sigh of relief. Dust off in a silent mood. I'm continuing my own ceremony to go to the next step. Scrub off dust and tidy up clothes, and expectations and obsession with the next step quickly move my mind.
There is a bed in the corner of the room. I throw myself tired on the bed. I feel the warmth of the skin and the warm air surrounding my body. I smell my scent in the blanket. In a moment of comfort, my eyes slowly shut, and the people I met today, the conversations that came and went, and so many things I did today passed over my head. By the time I don't know if I'm a blanket or a pillow, today's memories are organized one by one, and gradually the memories are filled with dreams.
In faraway another world, I repeat hero and villain-like child. And I swim in emotional waves.
All my things, my smell, A place full of my footsteps, A place of my own world, A place that accepted me, and I dream there.
This work expresses complex emotions, such as anxiety and mystique of my adolescent which feel body changes.

Mother, me, my friend, the ordinary woman in this world. LUCY.
'Lucy like a flower', 'Legacy of Lucy', 'Leg of Lucy' are Lucy's stories.
The protagonist Lucy is the subject of my inspiration and is another me.
The emotions and experiences of living as a woman are abstractly expressed in my art jewelry through Lucy.

Without Being One-sided
Nature creates moments of eternity as it repeats the creation, extinction, and regeneration process. In it, we are bound to learn the circulation system and unconsciously experience emotional fluctuations and the realm of thoughts. I channel experiences of repetition and circulation into a process of labour, forming my own system. Small pieces containing fragmentary images are fashioned into a group through a series of steps, and during the repetition of circulation and creation, they reveal endless probabilities(possibilities). They can be expanded and transformed beyond the simple meaning of duplication, so they have many aspects to be interpreted from various perspectives.

To me, labour-intensive, repetitive action is a kind of mental act, like a compulsion. As people make their own images by piling up fragments of memories, the process of my repetition is a creative consciousness that forms an art space and a time of communication with myself. By repeating the extremely simple process, I can experience an immersion when hours accumulate in full. With energy condensed and complex ideas simplified, I feel free from thoughts. Only then do I experience the true process of self-discipline through labour and form a space for meditation through the repetition of emptying and filling. And by getting out of boredom and immersing myself in the action itself, I feel a sense of stability.


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Exhibition  11 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022  Ars Longa. Medicine and Art, An Endless Journey for Human Healing.
Fair  06 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022  Schmuck 2022.
Fair  10 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021  CANCELED / Schmuck 2021.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Award giving  12 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019  Enjoia't Awards 2019 Winners.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  Enjoia't Awards 2019 selected jewellers.
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
Exhibition  13 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019  Sagabowol.

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Magazine:  Autor Magazine #6 The Beauty Issue. AutorAutor:  Bucharest,  2019