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Eunsung Kim

Eunsung Kim
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My aim is to express my emotions and thoughts to the viewer through crafts and jewellery.

Working with a conceptual theme, my inspiration came from my personal journals (diaries) and my previous work in Fine Art named the ‘Secret Box’ (2010). This work lets viewers to ‘peek’ into other people’s secrets through a ‘hole’.

Inspired by this idea, I made a container, which has a small ‘hole’. This ‘hole’ enables the viewers to read my secrets that are overwhelmed by the emotion of “Depression” during my fourth year.

'Life is always cruel to me so it led me to walk into a path with no answers. However, I loved this bittersweet life, so I wanted to be a graceful protagonist of this intense life.' -From my diary (26th.Sep.2016)

People record their life and thoughts in their private journals. Therefore, personal diaries carry intrinsic power because an individuals’ values are imprinted with transparency. A phase (shown above) from my personal diary inspired me, and as a result I started to transform the phrase into a visible object.

Within this ‘invisible’ theme (as emotions are intangible), I decided to express my life and struggles through a symbolic visible object: geometric maze, human forms as having a tenuous hold on the structure that represents me as a protagonist of this intense life, and precious metal that portrays my bittersweet life. Also, personally, I think life is special, thus, in some sense, ‘precious’; so I wanted to link precious life and precious material together.
09/2014 - 05/2017 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing (Jewellery and Silversmithing design and making)
09/2013 – 06/2014 Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, United Kingdom
Diploma: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
03/2007 – 08/2012 Dongduk women's university, Seoul S.Korea
Bachelor (BA) in Fine art
03/2004 – 02/2007 Hamwol High School, Ulsan S.Korea

10/11/2016 – 12/11/2016 Exhibition of "PICS Project" in University for applied art in Vienna
29/03/2016 - 31/03/2016 Exhibition of "research project" in Andrew Grand Gallery.
11/12/2015 – 13/12/2015 Exhibition of "Limited Edition" in National Museum of Scotland.
03/12/2015 – 07/12/2015 Exhibition of "Limited Edition" in Edinburgh College of Art (ECA-The University of Edinburgh)
22/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 Exhibition of "British Medal Art Society" in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
04/06/2012 - 16/06/2012 Exhibition of "S'arêter in Café gallery third floor
30/11/2011 - 06/12/2011 Exhibition of "Sin tamgusaenghwaljeon (New experiment life)' in Gallery sky Yeon
16/11/2011 - 22/11/2011 Exhibition of "The 41th graduation exhibition" in Dongduk art gallery.
Secret box 01
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  • Secret box 01
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Secret box 02
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  • Secret box 02
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Secret box 02 -Detail shoot
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  • Secret box 02 -Detail shoot
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My life path 01
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  • My life path 01
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My life path 05
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  • My life path 05
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My life path 06
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  • My life path 06
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My life path 09
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  • My life path 09
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My life path 08 - Detail shoot
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  • My life path 08 - Detail shoot