SEUNG JIN YANG
Live and works in Seoul
Seungjin Yang (b. 1986) grew up in a city located in far east side of Korea surrounded with mountains. He received a BA in metal art & design from Hongik University in Feb 2013. His inspirations come from ‘people’ whom he works with rather than other environmental or cultural issues, putting more weight on communicating with them through a variety of collaborating effort.
Seungjin started <Blowing Series> with his simple interest in unexpected forms of balloons that are randomly defined at time of being blown. He has been using balloons as base material to produce solid crafts. Balloon is the easiest to manipulate the volume while it contains unexpectedness of being mass-y and solid opposite to assumptions on its original quality that is rather weak and soft. In his recent work, he is trying to extend <Blowing Series> through more playful colors and experimental forms.
His recent projects include group exhibitions at Kumho Museum , Museum of Cultures Milano , DDP, Seoul Museum of Art , and international projects such as XXl Triennale di Milano, and Design Days Dubai. His latest work is included in Studio Job, Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Seoul.
BA Hongik University Fine Arts Department Of Metal Art & Design, Seoul, Korea
From Empty Space To Our Life : Design Suwon Ipark Museum Of Art , Suwon, Korea
Craft Trend Fair Selected By KCDF Coex, Seoul, Korea
Selected EDITION : Art & Design Shinsegae Gallery Centumcity, Busan, Korea
BIG : Kids and Design Kumho Museum , Seoul, Korea
XXI Triennale di Milano : Sempering MUDEC Museum Of Cultures , Milano, Italy
Young Creative Korea DDP Dongdaemoon Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
Small Future Seoul Museum Of Art , Seoul, Korea
Design Days Dubai Dubai, UAE
Material Matters Gana Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Design Festival Coex, Seoul, Korea
Living Space and Metal Work The Chiwoo Craft Museum,Seoul, Korea
40 Emerging Designers Nemo Gallery, Seoul, Korea