22 October - 21 November 2021
about the exhibition
Daehoon Kang is a Korean born contemporary jeweller and silversmith now living in Australia. Daehoon translates traditional silversmithing techniques into jewellery inspired by his Korean heritage as well as Australian cultural influences. He says of his work, “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”.
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. He then transferred to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne, completing his Master of Arts (Fine Arts) in 1999. Since graduating, Daehoon has exhibited widely within Australia and overseas. In 2015, his work was acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.