Namkyung Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She majored in jewellery design in Graduate School of Design at Kookmin University, and she is currently working as a contemporary jewellery artist.
StatementPlaces or others, stayed remain as images. These places, in which we stared and felt different emotions, are fixed as scenes. The photographic images I use represent those parts of a place where gazes fell and rested. They exist as a means of recording often incidental, yet always subjective, memories.
For me, spaces with windows and the views through them remain as images from memories, like scenes from photographs. Memories of windows exist as symbols of recall and contain a mixture of specific spaces and their connected feelings, in this sense they are a medium, connecting not only the inner and outer world, but also the past and present. The feelings and memories aroused by gazing through windows stay with us as images. Furthermore, each scene generated by memories remains a perpetual reminiscence through distortion and layering.
In my work, the concept of space is just as important as the image. The spaces that the images depict (both directly and indirectly) could be seen as metaphorical mediums. They may represent empirical memories of places visited and stayed in. Likewise, they could also signify virtual spaces in which memories have become confused or conflated. Finally, they might also be seen as redolent of abstract spaces in which memories are entirely reconstructed or imagined. Through these ambiguities, I hope my work is visually engaging, but also has a wider value based on common experiences and thought processes.
Award giving 14 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 Enjoia't Awards 2021 Winners.
Award giving 14 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2021.
Fair 22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2021.
Exhibition 22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 Enjoia't Awards 2021 shortlisted pieces.
Exhibition 08 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 JEWELS ON SALE JOYA 2021.
Open call 12 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021 Open Call JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2021.
Exhibition 17 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021 Absolutely Abstract.
Exhibition 12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021 Painful Hope.
Award giving 29 Sep 2020 - 29 Sep 2020 Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Exhibition 11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020 Broken Beauty in Munich.
Exhibition 14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020 Broken Beauty.
Exhibition 09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019 LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
Exhibition 04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018 Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
Yajing YaoSavannah, United States
Martin GrosmanJablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Kinga SulejDlutów, Poland
Felicia LiBeijing, China
Joana de Sousa HenriquesLisbon, Portugal
Linda van NiekerkTasmania, Australia
Regine SchwarzerAdelaide, Australia
Elisa Rosales JuegaBuenos Aires, Argentina
Xiaohe ShenNew York, United States
Youjin UmSeoul, South Korea
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Rachael ColleySheffield, United Kingdom
Karin Roy AnderssonGothenburg, Sweden
Tetyana KalyuzhnaKyiv, Ukraine