I have always felt the need to create. It is not an option for me, it is a necessity.
Like any sketching process, it all begins with a line. Connecting line to line
creates a plane and a combination of points, lines and planes form a visible
discernible shape. I convey a passion for innovative design and architecture by
combining organic, geometric and clean minimalist dynamic forms with lines and
My work is about how one line connects to another, and by
connecting them I create shape, figure and three dimensional structures. I have
utilized existing platonic structures and through manipulation and removing
lines reduce the planes of the configuration. The piece retains some trace of
the original but through the process becomes something new.
Originally from Korea, Jay received his BFA in Jewellery and metalsmithing
program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. During his
formal years at OCAD University, he has acquired a diverse skill set that
includes traditional fabrication, metalsmithing techniques such as chasing and
repousse as well as Computer Aided Design. Most of his work carries a social
commentary and address societal issue.
He was accepted into Harbourfront Centre’s artist-in-residency program and
awarded a scholarship in 2012.