Dong-Hyun Kim
1997–2006M.F.A, Dpt. of Metalwork & Jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul
2002Exchange Student at Sheffield Hallem University
2010Second Prize for Next-Generation Talent at the 16th Silver Triennale

Dong-Hyun Kim

Dong-Hyun Kim’s enthusiasm for the teapots of Sung-Won Lee, professor of metal art at Cheongju University, was first sparked during his traineeship in 1997. He eagerly began autodidactic exercises which laid the cornerstone for his career as a silversmith. Today, after completing his academic and practical training, Dong-Hyun Kim makes his own conceptual vessels. The channeled form of the vessels’ bodies gives his work a sculptural aura. Dong-Hyun Kim uses silver, as well as copper and tin, for his elegantly curving teapots. Matte surfaces generate additional tactile appeal. Price range for the works in 925 silver is 9.000 to 11.000 euros. ART AUREA AWARD winner 2015