coco sung

1979 Ulsan, Korea

education

2004 – 2014 diplom and meisterschülerin, Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design, contemporary jewellery art, class Daniel Kruger, Halle a.d. Saale, Germany
2007 –  2008 Tokyo national university of fine arts and music faculty of fine arts / contemporary jewellery art, Tokyo, Japan
1998 – 2001 University of Ulsan, painting, Ulsan, Korea

exhibitions

since 2002

awards

2011 finalist, BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists, Bavarian State Council, Munich, Germany
2007 Talente, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2001 special prize, Art of New Frontier contest, Seoul, Korea
2000 special prize, Mudeung art contest, Mudeung, Korea

collections

private collections NL, DE, HU and USA

about the work

The work of Coco Sung resembles altars, images of saints and ex-votos and the brooches and necklaces can be worn as intriguing amulets or talismans.
The incredibly beautiful and lavishly decorated pieces are named after hormones and monsters.
The wall objects that house the brooches are colourful shrines, reliquaries, wombs that protect from harm. The amulet necklaces are all masks. All over the world masks are used to protect, to disguise, to perform, to play. Masks refer to identity. Coco Sung tempts you to reflect, enjoy and submerge you in a world of amazement and wonder.