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Namkyung Lee

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Published: 03.03.2021

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The artist creates jewellery work with photographic images of windows which is a symbol recalling memories and feelings.
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Door to Images, 2021. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 7.3 x 3.2 x 15.7 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Door to Images, 2021
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
7.3 x 3.2 x 15.7 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Stranger, 2021. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.. 6.5 x 3.8 x 13.6 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Stranger, 2021
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.
6.5 x 3.8 x 13.6 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Stranger, 2021. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 7.5 x 3.2 x 13.5 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Stranger, 2021
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
7.5 x 3.2 x 13.5 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Perforated Image, 2021. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 8.5 x 1.5 x 12.4 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Perforated Image, 2021
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
8.5 x 1.5 x 12.4 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: A box #3, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.. 8.2 x 2.5 x 10 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: A box #3, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.
8.2 x 2.5 x 10 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Frame and frame, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 8.4 x 2 x 14.8 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Frame and frame, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
8.4 x 2 x 14.8 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: From the outside of the memories, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 8.8 x 3 x 14.5 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: From the outside of the memories, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
8.8 x 3 x 14.5 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Grayish Memory, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, rough diamond, pearl.. 8.2 x 3 x 15.7 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Grayish Memory, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, rough diamond, pearl.
8.2 x 3 x 15.7 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Image Space, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, copper.. 5.5 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Image Space, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, copper.
5.5 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Mixed Places, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 8.4 x 3.8 x 13.5 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Mixed Places, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
8.4 x 3.8 x 13.5 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Mixed Places, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 5.7 x 3.5 x 11 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Mixed Places, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
5.7 x 3.5 x 11 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Open, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.. 9.8 x 1.8 x 8.5 cm. Awarded at: JOYA Award 2020. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Open, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic, pearl.
9.8 x 1.8 x 8.5 cm
Awarded at: JOYA Award 2020
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Still Life, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 6.7 x 2 x 15.3 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Still Life, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
6.7 x 2 x 15.3 cm
From series: Image Archive
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Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Window Scene, 2020. Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 8 x 3 x 17 cm. From series: Image Archive. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Window Scene, 2020
Silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
8 x 3 x 17 cm
From series: Image Archive
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NamKyung Lee. Brooch: Frame and Frame, 2020. Silver, acrylic, photograph.. 11.3 x 11.3 x 2 m. Awarded at: JOYA Award 2020. NamKyung Lee
Brooch: Frame and Frame, 2020
Silver, acrylic, photograph.
11.3 x 11.3 x 2 m
Awarded at: JOYA Award 2020
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Intro
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.

Statement

Places 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.

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2021:
Open call  12 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021  Open Call JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2021.
2020:
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  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
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