NAMKYUNG LEE

Narrative / South Korea

 

Places I, or others, stayed remain as images. These places, in which we stared and felt differing 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.

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.

Work

Still Life-Space for Someone

Brooch, 2021

Sterling silver, photograph; printed on acrylic

Your Room

Necklace, 2021

Sterling silver, photograph; printed on acrylic

Perforated Images

Brooch, 2021

Sterling silver, photograph; printed on acrylic

Experience

Education
2015 MA, Jewelry Design, Graduate School of Design Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

Exhibition
2021 Image Archive, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ahwon, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Painful Hope, Alliages, Lille, France
2020 Image Archive #1-Still Life, Solo Exhibition , SOSHO, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Absolutely Abstract, Lee Eugean Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Craft Trend Fair 2020, COEX Hall A, Seoul, South Korea
2020 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery &Objects, Artesania Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2020 Growth & Evolution, DBC International Designer Space, Beijing, China
2020 Broken Beauty, Alliages, Lille, France
2019 Collectiva 2019, Porto, Portugal
2019 LOOT 2019, MAD Museum, NewYork, USA
2019 Autor Fair 2019, National Theatre Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2018 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery &Objects, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Awards
2020 JOYA Award 2020 / JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects, Spain
2020 Finalist / Arte y Joya, Spain
2020 Honorable Mention / New Taipei City International Metal Crafts Competition, Taiwan
2020 Finalist / Gioielli in Fermento 2020 Part1, Italy
2018 AUTOR Award 2019 / JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects, Spain

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