artists

Daehoon Kang is a Korean born contemporary jeweller and silversmith.  Daehoon enjoys translating traditional silversmithing techniques into contemporary jewellery inspired by his Korean heritage as well as Australian cultural influences.  “As a silversmith, the use of traditional silversmithing techniques, especially hand raising, allows me to create the fluidity of organic sculptural objects, which have a close relationship to natural forms… Often my work is imbued with Korean wit and humour, and overlaid with elements of my own experiences that I’ve had since moving to Australia” says Daehoon. His recent work is inspired is inspired by his observations of the fluidity of movement in the natural and constructed world… “I’ve noted the combination of materials with seemingly opposite characteristics may prove to be complimentary and interdependent in the natural world”.  Daehoon also works with hand-dyed brightly coloured acetal balls, a playful reference to his love of lollipops as a child and his wish to have one in every colour.

Daehoon Kang was born in Seoul in 1966.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the Kookmin University in Seoul in 1992 and began postgraduate studies in 1996 before transferring to the RMIT University in Melbourne, completing his Master of Arts (Fine Arts) in 1999.  Since graduating, Daehoon has exhibited widely within Australia and overseas.  In 2007, he was the recipient of the Arts Centre Acquisitive award as part of the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award at Buda Historic Home and Garden in Castlemaine.

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      $1400 'Infinity' pendant - sterling silver, monel, silk cord, 5 x 4 x 2cm pendant, 50cm length

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      $1340 Bangle - sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold, 20cm internal circumference

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      $1300 Bangle - s/s, monel, stainless steel, 21cm internal circumference

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      $1160 'Golden zephyr' brooch - fine gold keumbu, sterling silver, ebony, 4 x 5.5 x 0.5cm

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      $1110 'Clip', hook earrings - 18 ct gold, 4mm pink & dark blue acetal balls, 8mm light blue acetal ball, 4.4 x 0.5 x 0.9cm

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      $1000 'Two in one' brooch - sterling silver, ebony, 4.5 x 6 x 0.5cm

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      $820 Earrings - 18ct yellow gold, double framed, black acetal ball, 2 x 1.4 x 0.6xm

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      $680 'Silver zephyr' brooch - sterling silver, monel, 4 x 5.5 x 0.5cm

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