Hyeon-ri Keum's Profile

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I studied western painting in college. However, I had to give up being a full-time painter for living after graduation. I worked for a design company and did design of commercials at an editing studio. Afterwards, I had run my own art institute for 6 years, when I had time thinking about what I will have become in 10 years and 20 years and agonizing over what I really wanted to do. One day I happened to learn about Hanji (Traditional Korean mulberry paper) art and have earned a certificate during learning. Now, I am running an art and craft studio, devoting myself to giving lectures and crafting pieces.
I have borrowed the unique look and feel of Hanji and traditional patterns for my pieces, for which I have won a variety of prizes at various art and craft contests. I displayed my works at several exhibitions held at Kyungin Museum of Fine Art in Insa-dong, Seoul.
Along the way, I…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 12
  • Joined December 26, 2010

Favorite materials

Korean Paper, Genuine Leather, Mother of Pearl, Paints

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About

I studied western painting in college. However, I had to give up being a full-time painter for living after graduation. I worked for a design company and did design of commercials at an editing studio. Afterwards, I had run my own art institute for 6 years, when I had time thinking about what I will have become in 10 years and 20 years and agonizing over what I really wanted to do. One day I happened to learn about Hanji (Traditional Korean mulberry paper) art and have earned a certificate during learning. Now, I am running an art and craft studio, devoting myself to giving lectures and crafting pieces.
I have borrowed the unique look and feel of Hanji and traditional patterns for my pieces, for which I have won a variety of prizes at various art and craft contests. I displayed my works at several exhibitions held at Kyungin Museum of Fine Art in Insa-dong, Seoul.
Along the way, I started selling on E-Bay my craftworks which are painted planner covers made of Hanji paper, which had a great appeal to customers. This success led me to take interest in leather in an attempt to further find interesting materials. I found it also boasts of no less attractive characteristics. From then on, Ihad my mind determinedly set on leather craft. I did not stop at simple needling, but came to nurse an idea of drawing pictures on it. Result is painted leathern diary/planner covers which are bound onto the inner refill.
I am very much interested in a variety of materials. Like a river which always flows, not remains still and becomes stagnant, my work pieces will carry fragments of things I have seen and touched in everyday life, even if fleeting and transient, such as wild flowers, water, landscape, insects, trees, etc, which whispers to us various stories of their own.

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