09.25 2015 INTERVIEW DATE
Metal Craft Artist
Hyunsung Kim is a metal craft artist. With sharp and cold metal he makes warm and sentimental tableware. His works are smooth and round like his looks and are somewhat even sloppy and loose. Well of course we don't mean sloppy craftsmanship, finish nor detail, which are in fact solid and firm after plenty of adjustments—it's the shapes, which Kim states as 'silly shapes'. And by 'silly', he means the cute and friendly, makes-you-burst-out-laughing silly, not the negative silly. As a child he was the little boy that favored to play in the wild all alone. And eventually, the sense of nature and life that he learned with the tip of his fingers is now realized through his metal craft practice. We visited his studio, eager to find out about his remote island where the silly and unabashed crafts are created.