Artist StatementJin Eui Kim is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. Originally from South Korea, he now lives with his family in Cardiff, UK. Whilst at Cardiff School of Art & Design Jin Eui studied the illusory effects of the application of tonal bands to three-dimensional surfaces. He graduated with a MA and PhD inCeramics. 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).
Jin Eui’s work has been seen across the world, notably at ArtXchange in the USA, Galerie du Don in France, Puls Contemporary Ceramics in Belgium, Contemporary Applied Art, Manchester Art Gallery,Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ruthin Craft Centre, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, New Craftman Gallery, National Centre for Craft and Design, Mission Gallery, Bevere Gallery, National Glass Centre, Bluecoat Display Centre in the UK. He has been taking part in fairs nationally such as Ceramic Art London, Art in Clay, Art in Action, Oxford Ceramics Fair and internationally Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, AAF in Germany and Art Elysees in France, Tresor in Switzerland. He especially took part in Collect 2015 at Saatchi Gallery with Ruthin Craft Centre. Industry and artistic recognition has led to selection for the AWARD exhibition in the British Ceramics Biennial in 2013, HOT ROOKIES special exhibition for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.
He has recently been awarded several prizes as winner for Homes & Gardens Designer Awards with China & Glass Category, selected for the Best Ceramics at Contemporary Craft Festival, the second Best Demonstrations at Art in Action and selected for the Valentine Clays Peers Award at Art in Clay. Manchester Art Gallery and The National Museum (Wales) have both purchased his works recently for their permanent collections. Exploration with tonal effects and spatial illusions by using gradient in tone, width of bands and interval between bands is Jin Eui's passion that results in works that are both visually and intellectually challenging.