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Hexagonal Gem I

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Offered by:
Republic of Korea
4 x 5cm

Sterling Silver/ 37x27x48mm/ Ring/ 2016

On body

Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From theme: Hexagonal Kaleidoscope

"The star are beautiful of a flower that can't be seen." It is a series of hexagonal-coupled rings that symbolize our precious daily values, its beauty, into the form of cutting stones. Inside the conjunctive frame are small objects that resemble the outer shape, emitting pure light.

Youjin Um, Jewelry & Object Artist, Seoul, Korea.

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.

Youjin Um


2017 M.F.A Jewelry Design, Graduate School of Industrial Art Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

2001 B.F.A in Jewelry Design, Kyonggi University, Seoul, Korea

2017「A Study on Metal Jewelry using Hexagonal Structure」a Master's Thesis(M.F.A Hong-ik Univ, Seoul)

Work Experience(Representative)

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

2019 Interview: Artmining Milano & Paris Exhibition Profile Film, Seoul, February

2019 Klimt02 Jeweler Member Registration, Approved, Barcelona, May

2020 Chiwoo Newsletter December issue of Artist of the Month Interview, Yoolizzy Craft Museum, Seoul, December

Awards / Grants

1999 A Competition for Design of Contemporary Creative Jewelry, Modern Creation and Craft Association, Department of Ilmin Art Department, win a prize, December

2018 Iksan Korean Craft Competition, Korean Craft Culture Cooperative, win a prize, December

2019 [KOGEI World Competition]- passed the First judging Round, Kanazawa Japan, 29th, May

2019 Enjoia't Contemporary Jewelry Awards Finalists Professional Category, Barcelona Spain, 12th, October

2020 Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition_ Finalists, Cunming-Beijing China, 14th, February

2020 Arte y Joya International Awards 2020-2021 Finalists, Barcelona Spain, 29th, September

2020 Athens Jewelry Week- Material Quest Award, Athens Greece, 15th, November

Collections (Private & Museum)

2018 Blue Culture Foundation, Collection of Modern Artists, Seoul Korea

2019 National Theatre Bucharest, Beauty never sleeps, Bucharest, Romania

2020 Growth & Evolution 2020 International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing China, 8th, October


2017 Craft Trend Fair, Coex A Hall, Seoul, Korea

2018 Hexagonal Kaleidoscope(Um You-jin solo-exhibition), Gallery Ahwon, Seoul, Korea

2018 Craft Trend Fair, Coex C Hall, Seoul, Korea

2019 [Autor2019] International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, National Theatre Bucharest, Romania

2019 [Collectiva Meeting '19] International Exhibition, Porto, Portugal

2019 Enjoia't Awards 2019 selected jewellers Exhibition, Disseny HUB Barcelona, Spain

2019 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2019, Disseny HUB Barcelona, Spain

2019 Tincal lab Challenge 2019 l Jewelry and Anatomy, Porto, Portugal

2019 4th Triennale of Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa, People's Gallery A at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2020 Growth & Evolution 2020 International Jewellery Exhibition Selected Artists, Royal Venus Hotel/ DBC International Designer Space(Beijing Design Week Branch Venue), Kunming/ Beijing, China

2020 Internationale Handwerksmesse 2020 Selected Artists, München, Germany

2020 Tincal lab Challenge 2019: Jewelry and Anatomy at ROJW 2020- Selected Artists, Bucharest, Romania

2020 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020, Artesania Catalunya(CCAM) Barcelona, Spain

2020 Athens Jewelry Week 2020 Material Quest Award, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2020 KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2020(Offline), Soluna Living, Seoul, Korea

2020 KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2020(Online), MAG & Co Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan

2020~2021 Special Christmas sale at Joya Barcelona, Le Departement, Barcelona, Spain

2020 Painful Hope, ALLIAGES gallery, Lille, France


2020 'Absolutely Abstract', Leeeugean gallery, Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, Korea

2020 Rest(Trio-exhibition), Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2020 Wall Project_Line, Ooojh gallery, Sindang-dong, Seoul, Korea

2020 Oh! my Object, GalleryMEME, Insadong, Seoul, Korea

2020 A round of neighborhood 2th exhibition, Craftahwon gallery, Seoul, Korea

2019 NYC Jewelry Week2019, 72 Warren Street(Tribeca), Newyork, U.S.A.

2019 SOFA Chicago Art Fair2019, Navy Pier Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.

2019 VIRTUOSO- Jewelry and Metal Design Festival, Hoyeon Gallery, Suwon, Korea

2019 Alone or Together, Sanwoollim Art & Craft, Seoul, Korea

2019 Artmining-Paris2019, Grand Palais, #3, avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008, Paris, France

2019 a round of neighborhood exhibition, Craftahwon gallery, Seoul, Korea

2019 Artmining-Milano2019, Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta, #24, 20121, Milano, Italy

2019 The Diversity Galore exhibition, Diversity Galore(ATTA), Bankok, Thailand

2018 The 19th National Art Gallery, Iksan Arts Center(Art Museum), Iksan, Korea

2018 "Good-bye, 2018"(Gift-exhibition), GIAGAGA gallery, Seoul, Korea

2018 The 34th Exhibition by The 3rd Group of Metalsmith-REMIND, KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea

2018 "Behind metal, the back story", Yido Atelier, Seoul, Korea

2018 Kyonggi University Jewelry Design Festivals- Convergence, Expansion, Career Exhibition, Hoyeon Gallery, Suwon, Korea

2018 "Flexible metal" , Bukgu Culture Arts Center, Ulsan, Korea

2018 'Hello New York !!', AblefineartNY gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2018 Object[物 件], GIAGAGA gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017 [Technique], KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017 Winter story, Leesoo gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017 The 33th Exhibition by The 3rd Group of Metalsmith, KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017 Seoul Modern Art Show(Invitational Exhibition), Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016 Craft Trend Fair, Coex A Hall, Seoul, Korea

2016 [Active Hand]- "Jewelry & Craft" with 7 Jewelry Designer, Gallery Worl, Seoul, Korea

2016 [Hexagonal Kaleidoscope], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

2015 Hi Design Fair, Hong-ik Art center, Seoul, Korea

2015 [I am-], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

2014-15 Handmade Korea Fair, Coex B Hall, Seoul, Korea

2013 [mental], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

2012 Landscape of memories, Gallery Sky Yeon, Seoul, Korea

2012 [meik], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

2006 'Home' Ssamzigil Space Of Thema, Seoul, Korea

Current Klimt02 Jewelry Member, Hong-ik Metal Formative Association, The 3rd Group of Metalsmith

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