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Youjin Um

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Published: 10.11.2019

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6 new objects from the Overlay Structure series and 1 new pendant from the Combination series.
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Youjin Um. Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 1.9 x 1.7 x 10.7 cm; 2.7 x 2.4 x 11.8 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 15.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Overlay Structure. Youjin Um
Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
1.9 x 1.7 x 10.7 cm; 2.7 x 2.4 x 11.8 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 15.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Overlay Structure
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Youjin Um. Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018. Sterling silver.. 2.7 x 2.4 x 11.8 cm; 3.4 x 3 x 15.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Overlay Structure. Youjin Um
Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018
Sterling silver.
2.7 x 2.4 x 11.8 cm; 3.4 x 3 x 15.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Overlay Structure
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Youjin Um. Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018. Sterling silver.. 1.9 x 1.7 x 10.6 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Overlay Structure. Youjin Um
Object: Overlay Structure V, 2018
Sterling silver.
1.9 x 1.7 x 10.6 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Overlay Structure
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Youjin Um. Pendant: Combination III, 2019. Sterling silver.. 5.1 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Combination. Youjin Um
Pendant: Combination III, 2019
Sterling silver.
5.1 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Combination
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Youjin Um. Piece: Division IV, 2018. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Division IV. Youjin Um
Piece: Division IV, 2018
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Division IV
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Youjin Um. Pendant: Division IV (Single 2), 2018. Sterling silver.. 1.8 x 7.8 x 2 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Division IV. Youjin Um
Pendant: Division IV (Single 2), 2018
Sterling silver.
1.8 x 7.8 x 2 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Division IV
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Youjin Um. Piece: Division IV (Twin 1), 2018. Sterling silver.. 3.6 x 7.7 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Division IV. Brooch and pendant.. Youjin Um
Piece: Division IV (Twin 1), 2018
Sterling silver.
3.6 x 7.7 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Division IV
Brooch and pendant.

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Youjin Um. Brooch: Division IV (Twin 3), 2018. Sterling silver.. 3.5 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Division IV. Youjin Um
Brooch: Division IV (Twin 3), 2018
Sterling silver.
3.5 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Division IV
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Youjin Um. Necklace: Division IV-2, 2018. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 15.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Division IV. Youjin Um
Necklace: Division IV-2, 2018
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
15.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Division IV
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2018. Sterling silver.. 4.2 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm;  4.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2018
Sterling silver.
4.2 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm; 4.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Necklace: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2018. Sterling silver.. 4.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Necklace: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2018
Sterling silver.
4.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017. Sterling silver.. 2.8 x 2.5 x 6 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 6 cm;  4.1 x 3.6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Boxes. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017
Sterling silver.
2.8 x 2.5 x 6 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 6 cm; 4.1 x 3.6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
Boxes

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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017. Sterling silver.. 2.8 x 2.5 x 6 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 6 cm; 4.1 x 3.6 x 6 cm; 2.8 x 2.5 x 15.6 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Vase and boxes.. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017
Sterling silver.
2.8 x 2.5 x 6 cm; 3.5 x 3.1 x 6 cm; 4.1 x 3.6 x 6 cm; 2.8 x 2.5 x 15.6 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
Vase and boxes.

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Youjin Um. Necklace: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017. Sterling silver.. 15.9 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Necklace: Hexagonal Prism IV, 2017
Sterling silver.
15.9 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Ring: Division I, 2016. Sterling silver.. 5.8 x 2.8 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Ring: Division I, 2016
Sterling silver.
5.8 x 2.8 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Ring: Division I, 2016. Sterling silver.. 5.8 x 2.8 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. On body.. Youjin Um
Ring: Division I, 2016
Sterling silver.
5.8 x 2.8 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park

On body.

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Youjin Um. Necklace: Hexagonal Prism I-1, 2016. Sterling silver.. 16 x 15.5 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Necklace: Hexagonal Prism I-1, 2016
Sterling silver.
16 x 15.5 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Overlay Structure I, 2016. Sterling silver.. 1.9 x 1.7 x 9.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Overlay Structure I, 2016
Sterling silver.
1.9 x 1.7 x 9.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Combination I, 2016. Sterling silver.. 4.2 x 3.7 x 8.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Combination. Youjin Um
Brooch: Combination I, 2016
Sterling silver.
4.2 x 3.7 x 8.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Combination
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Youjin Um. Necklace: Combination II, 2016.  Sterling silver.. 16.8 x 44 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Combination. Youjin Um
Necklace: Combination II, 2016
 Sterling silver.
16.8 x 44 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Combination
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016. Sterling silver.. 4.2 x 3.7 x 2 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Prismoid. Youjin Um
Brooch: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016
Sterling silver.
4.2 x 3.7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Prismoid
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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016. Sterling silver.. 2 x 1.7 x 7.1 cm;  2.9 x 2.5 x 4.7 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Prism. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016
Sterling silver.
2 x 1.7 x 7.1 cm; 2.9 x 2.5 x 4.7 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Prism
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Youjin Um. Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016. Sterling silver.. 3.7 x 2.7 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Gem. Youjin Um
Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016
Sterling silver.
3.7 x 2.7 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Gem
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Youjin Um. Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016. Sterling silver.. 3.7 x 2.7 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Gem. On body.. Youjin Um
Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016
Sterling silver.
3.7 x 2.7 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Gem

On body.

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Youjin Um. Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 4.8 x 2.6 x 4.4 cm;  6.3 x 2.5 x 4.3 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Gem. Youjin Um
Ring: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope, 2016
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
4.8 x 2.6 x 4.4 cm; 6.3 x 2.5 x 4.3 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Gem
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Youjin Um. Object: Overlay Structure IV, 2018. Sterling silver.. 4.1 x 3.6 x 11.9 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Object: Overlay Structure IV, 2018
Sterling silver.
4.1 x 3.6 x 11.9 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Division IV (Twin 2), 2018. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 3.7 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Division IV (Twin 2), 2018
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
3.7 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Hexagonal Pyramid I II III, 2016. Sterling silver.. 4.4 x 3.8 x 4.8 cm, 5.1 x 4.5 x 6.8 cm, 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Hexagonal Pyramid I II III, 2016
Sterling silver.
4.4 x 3.8 x 4.8 cm, 5.1 x 4.5 x 6.8 cm, 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Hexagonal Prismoid II III, 2016. Sterling silver.. 5 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Hexagonal Prismoid II III, 2016
Sterling silver.
5 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Necklace: Hexagonal Prism I I-2, 2016. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 16 x 56 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Necklace: Hexagonal Prism I I-2, 2016
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
16 x 56 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Prism II, 2016. Sterling silver.. 4.1 x 3.6 x 7 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Prism II, 2016
Sterling silver.
4.1 x 3.6 x 7 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Object I, 2016. Sterling silver.. 5 x 4.4 x 8.4 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Object I, 2016
Sterling silver.
5 x 4.4 x 8.4 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Brooch: Division II III, 2016. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 3.9 x 2.8 x 5.7 cm, 5.1 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Part of: Enjoia’t Awards 2019 selected jewellers.  Professional Category.. Youjin Um
Brooch: Division II III, 2016
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
3.9 x 2.8 x 5.7 cm, 5.1 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
Part of: Enjoia’t Awards 2019 selected jewellers
 Professional Category.

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Youjin Um. Brooch: Overlay Structure III, 2016. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 32 x 28 x 64 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Brooch: Overlay Structure III, 2016
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
32 x 28 x 64 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Youjin Um. Necklace: Overlay Structure II, 2016. Sterling silver, nickel silver.. 14.8 x 45.3 x 9.8 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Youjin Um
Necklace: Overlay Structure II, 2016
Sterling silver, nickel silver.
14.8 x 45.3 x 9.8 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Intro
I am a metal craft designer, I like the natural properties of cold metal materials, especially the clear and transparent colors of silver. The beginning of my work is to create drawings in advance and model them in paper to virtually grasp the real feeling. Then, after attaching drawings and leaving a mark on the silver plate, they begin to project. Through the way I pierce and express myself one by one, I feel healing, relief, and happiness in life.

Statement

A story in the kaleidoscope.
Memory is like a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is full of beautiful little colored stones. I exist in the world of Hexagonal Kaleidoscope and form countless networks in it. Patterns and patterns overlap, and another order is created so we can think of stability, peace and the future.
I feel nostalgia, comfort, reliability and healing through my precious childhood memories. As time goes by, clear and pure memories of those days are getting faded, the mind and the body is exhausted, but through memories can gain power beyond their limits, so memories of childhood are the most precious things it seems to be settled. With this mind, I began to put that memory into one space.
The main material in my work, sterling silver, reminds me of a side of our returning days like a pure child. The technique of sawing used in my work means rules and repetitive action, representing hope as a result of repetitive life actions through the process of patience and effort made one by one.

 

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2019:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019  4th Triennale of Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Tincal lab Challenge 2019: Jewelry and Anatomy.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Tincal lab Challenge 2019.
Jewelry and Anatomy.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  Enjoia't Awards 2019 selected jewellers.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  Collectiva Meeting '19.
Exhibition  22 May 2019 - 26 May 2019  Yong Joo Kim and Youjin Um at ARTMINING Paris 2019.
Fair  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Autor 2019.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Selected Artists and Collectives at Autor 2019.
2018:
Fair  22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018  Craft Trend Fair.
Coex C Hall, Seoul, Korea.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018  Hexagonal Kaleidoscope.
Solo show at Gallery Ahwon, Seoul, Korea.
2017:
Fair  07 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017  Craft Trend Fair.
Coex A Hall, Seoul, Korea.

Publications      View / hide publications

Magazine:  New Time. Ella Korea:  Seoul,  2019
January 2019.
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