Ceramicist Jin Eui Kim makes both functional and sculptural works that explore the illusory effects of tonal bands on three-dimensional surfaces. Through the precise application of graduated tone, and by varying the widths of coloured bands and the intervals between each of them, Jin Eui creates mesmerizing works that are both visually and intellectually challenging.
Jin Eui Kim is originally from South Korea, but now lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. He studied at at Cardiff School of Art & Design and graduated with a MA and PhD in Ceramics. He was then accepted into Graduate Residence at Fireworks Clay Studios, Cardiff and remains a full time member. He is also a member of Contemporary Applied Art (CAA) and the Craft Potters Association (CPA). His work has been seen across the world, notably at ArtXchange in the USA, Gallery du Don in France, Lilly Zeligman Gallery in Netherland, Contemporary Applied Art, Manchester Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ruthin Craft Centre, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art in Wales, National Centre for Craft and Design, Mission Gallery, Walford Mill Crafts, Bevere Gallery, National Glass Centrein the UK. He has exhibited in the UK at Collect, Ceramic Art London, Art in Clay, Art in Action and the Oxford Ceramics Fair, and internationally he has exhibited Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, AAF in Germany in Germany and Art Elysees in France. He was selected for the AWARD exhibition in the British Ceramics Biennial in 2013, and the HOT ROOKIES special exhibition for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea. Manchester Art Gallery and The National Museum (Wales) have both purchased his works recently for their permanent collections.