Korean artist Kim Yeun-Kyung, a graduate of "HEAR" (Haute école des arts du Rhin), creates highly symbolic works by combining various techniques of the fire arts: from glass to crystal, to metal, which she blends with sometimes precious materials such as faience, gold thread embroidery, and pearls... The visual artist has been teaching at the glass workshop of the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg since 2009 and regularly participates in collective exhibitions in France and abroad. Kim Yeun Kyung's works are part of the collections of the Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the prestigious Berengo collection in Venice, Italy.
The glass has many faces, it can reflect current society.
Yeun-Kyung Kim is not interested in the spectacular side of glass. It's an experimental work of technical research, which leads to an idea and accuracy of the nature of glass. It's like illustrating a primary gesture for this material, like collecting a molten mass. She works with all glass personalities. She believes that glass, which has many faces, can reflect today's society. So, learning/experimenting with all techniques could be the way she treats glass... Whatever the technique...Blowing, glass paste, charcoal and thermoforming, stained glass…
Lauréate de la récompense Talents d’exception du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2001