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Youjin Um

Jeweller
Published: 10.10.2021

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New pieces from the series Hexagonal Kaleidoscope and Combination are featured in the profile.
Youjin Um Youjin Um

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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2021:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2021 - 10 Nov 2021  Painful Hope in Madrid.
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.
Exhibition  05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021  Jewellery At Home.
2020:
Exhibition  17 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021  Absolutely Abstract.
Exhibition  12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021  Painful Hope.
Exhibition  30 Nov 2020 - 06 Jan 2021  Special Christmas sale at Joya Barcelona.
Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JEWELS ON SALE at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Fair  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition  19 Mar 2020 - 24 Mar 2020  Tincal lab Challenge 2019: Jewelry and Anatomy at ROJW2020.
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.

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Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Magazine:  New Time. Ella Korea:  Seoul,  2019
January 2019.
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