Yang-ban
Walnut, Bronze, Gold40 x 40 x 34cm
45 x 45 x 47cm
2018

Lee jung-hoon’s Yang-Ban emphasizes the ornamentality of soban, which decoratively personifies the string and norigae (Korean traditional ornaments worn by women) of gat, the Korean traditional hat. It humorously interprets soban by the transition of the idea where the furniture wears the ornament. It also reminds of a man wearing a gat and a women with a norigae. ‘Yangban’ means the upper class of the Josoen period when the male yangban wore ‘gats’ for everyday formality, and gat strings decorated with jade marbles and amber were the most extravagant of male ornaments. ‘Norigae’ is an ornament for women’s skirts or jeogori (Korean traditional jacket), which adds small but gorgeious beauty to the simple hanbok. These ornaments combined with Lee Jung-hoon’s soban symbolize the style of the sophisticated yangban who has a neat and moderate attitude. Particularly, the ornaments introduced in this exhibit are masterpieces that are collaborated with Kim Do-kyung, the master of Korean traditional arts and craft, which show a wonderful shape of the brass petals delicately falls downward. They are finished with gold leaf that makes them moderately gorgeous and elevates their artistic value.

The Yang-Ban series is the furniture that represents the Korean lifestyle, but the artists tried to find the beauty of modern proportion to use them as the side table of the sofa and the small-side table of the bed. The bodies of soban are composed of 12 surfaces and 20 surfaces respectively, to change the simple design and enhance the perfection.

LEE Jung-hoon

b.1981, works in Busan
Lecturer, at Pusan National University

Education
  • 2012 M.A, Furniture Design, Pusan National University, Busan
Solo exhibition
  • 2012 Wormhole, KCDF Gallery, Seoul
Invited exhibitions
  • 2018 Ban;盤, havebeenseoul, Seoul
  • 2017 Louis Quatorze presents Rendez-Vous, Platform-L, Seoul
  • 2017 Soban Dept. Store, Lotte Gallery, Seoul
  • 2014-2017 Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015-2016 Seoul Living Design Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
  • 2014-2016 Maison&Objet, Nord Villepiente, Paris, France
  • 2012 Korea Artwork II, Galerie Iconoclastes, Paris, France

KIM Do-kyung

b.1971, works in Busan
Handcraft Master Artisan of Busan & Korean Traditional Handcraft Master

Education
  • 2003 Specialist, Jewelry Design, Hico Mizuno College of Jewelry, Japan
  • 1999 MA. Craft Design, Kyungsung University, Busan
  • 1997 BA. Craft Design, Kyungsung University, Busan
Solo exhibitions
  • 2015 4th KIM Do-kyung Exhibition, 10.16 Memorial Hall, Busan산
  • 2014 3th KIM Do-kyung Exhibition, Gallery Trisha, Busan
  • 2013 2th KIM Do-kyung Exhibition, Hwajeong Gallery, Busan
Invited exhibitions
  • 2017 Form and Function, Pusan National University Art Center, Busan
  • 2016 Korea-China-Japan International Artist Association Exhibition, Busan Cultural Center, Busan
  • 2016 35th Busan Art Festival, Busan Citizens’ Hall, Busan
  • 2015 70th Anniversary of National Liberation Day: Korea-China
  • 2015 Exchange Exhibition, Munseokbotan Art Hall, China
  • 2015 Busan Modern Crafts_From the Material, Seokdang Museum of Art, Busan
Awards
  • 2016 Grand Prize, 36th Crafts Contest in Daegu, Daegu
  • 2016 Grand Prize, 35th Art Contest of The Republic of Korea, Seoul
  • 2013 Grand Prize, 26th Seongsan Art Contest, Changwon
Collections
  • 2016 Korea Fine Arts Association, Seoul
  • 2016 Daegu Fine Arts Association, Daegu
  • 2013 Changwon Fine Arts Association, Changwon