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Yojae Lee

Jeweller
Published: 15.04.2021

Intro
Yojae Lee born in Republic of Korea and now is living and working in Seoul. She received M.F.A. from Kookmin University. Awarded in 2015 with Silver Prize Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition and the Marzee Graduate Prize 2015.

Statement

Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty.
In a circumstance where discomfort and negativity are experienced, we tend to withdraw our gaze.
To conceal repulsion itself, we embrace it with beauty.
Although an insect exists as a familiar being, we often forget about this.
Its value is only acknowledged when drawn with 
a flower or ornamented with jewelry.

My work begins 
from a straightforward view.
Each and every part of its body consisting of six legs, two feelers and skin…
My desire to express it the way it synchronizes and integrates with my imagination.
The discomfort resulting from being overly specific and explicit is expressed through the use of exaggerated size and unique texture
This not only comes as a shock and formidability, but also demonstrates 
intensive power and, thereby, makes a transition into
a surrealistic image.
 
People see what they want to see.
It is possible that my work could cause discomfort among some viewers and fascination among some other viewers.
Regardless, it is up to them to decide.
As I experience diverse emotions and reactions, I refreshingly encounter my work from their perspectives.

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2022:
Fair  09 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022  Schmuck 2022.
2021:
Exhibition  31 Oct 2021 - 13 Mar 2022  KORU 7 International contemporary jewellery exhibition.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021  JEWELS ON SALE JOYA 2021.
Fair  10 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021  CANCELED / Schmuck 2021.
2020:
2019:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019  Strange Beauty by Yojae Lee.
Exhibition  30 May 2019 - 14 Jul 2019  Sarangbang. Korean Contemporary Jewelry.
Exhibition  22 May 2019 - 27 May 2019  Myo by Yojae Lee.
2018:
Exhibition  23 May 2018 - 07 Jun 2018  The enchanted moment.
Award giving  13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Winners.
Exhibition  13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
Award  13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
2017:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017  Archipelago.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2017 - 02 Sep 2017  Summer symphony in lark’s heart.
Exhibition  21 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017  Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty by Yojae Lee.
2016:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017  Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2016 - 25 Sep 2016  20/20.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
2015:
Award  29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Award  26 Jun 2015 - 13 Sep 2015  Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition 2015.

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Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Article:  10 best single piece at Munich jewelry week 2016. Karin Roy Andersson And Sanna Svedestedt CarbooAJF:  Munich,  2016
Catalogue:  Shumuck 2016. Internationale Handwerkmesse:  Munich,  2016
Catalogue:  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015 Exhibition. Cominelli Foundation:  Cisano di san Felice,  2015
Magazine:  Susanne Hammer, FAULT LINES. 2012
Schmuckmagazin online
Magazine:  Ketten. Susanne Hammer. 2011
Nevertheless, Vienna, S.124 - 131
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