Known as a representative Generation X artist of Korean contemporary art, IUM, based on the worldview of the story she wrote herself, becomes the protagonist of the world of the story and expresses her inner world through performances, sculptures, installations, photos and videos, and community buildings.
She is an artist who brings and visualizes the world of
IUM has been working on the theme of various multi-personas in her inner self since 1995, when she presented a performance in which a living sculpture in which a human and a sculpture are united by wearing a sculpture she made herself.
Based on her artistic worldview, she has been working across boundaries with her unrestricted imagination, encompassing various artistic expressions such as stories, art books, installations, sculptures, photos, videos, and performances.
Major collectors holding IUM's works are the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and Ssamzie Art Project.
Her artistic career is evolving into a spirit of continuous experimentation, and in 2021, <Red Dimension> was released as Korea's first performance art NFT collection.
And in 2022, it will be presented as an NFT art collection called <Transforming Sculpture in Metaverse>, meaning a sculpture that constantly evolves and transforms within the metaverse, renewing the concept of the existing living sculpture.
In the metaverse, she is leading the performance art NFT genre that connects virtual and reality through the transformed body of an artist.
As a founder of the <Attic NFT Art> group, a community of NFT artists, and a museum director at <IUM NFT MUSEUM>, IUM is developing NFT art that realizes her NFT philosophy on the blockchain based on the Metaverse Art Museum.
Transforming Sculpture_ OPTASIA
OPTASIA #The sound of unsealing
“Before breaking the seal inside the silver sphere, Optasia flapped her wings three times and roared. Its sound was like the roar of a flying bird with huge wings, or the roar of a lion.” -From IUM's Metaverse story <Optasia>-
*<Optasia>, which means a picture of the mind, vision, and fantasy, is a messenger that flaps at the border between virtual and reality and delivers messages hidden in silver spheres to people. She is an N-dimensional human being with a body that is freely bent, shrunk, or enlarged within the metaverse world, and constantly transforms.
Q1. 본인이 생각하는 한국 NFT만의 특징은 무엇인가요?
A. 커뮤니티를 중심으로 끈끈한 유대감과 열정을 가지고 작업하는 면이 강점인거 같습니다.
Q2. 태국에 대한 인상적인 기억이나 경험이 있다면 알려주세요
A. 태국 여행갔을때...다양한 경험들이 있었지만, 그중에서도 마사지 샵에서 타이 맛사지 받은적이 있는데, 한국에서의 경험과는 차원이 달랐어요. ㅎㅎ
Q3. 태국 아티스트 친구가 생기면 하고 싶은 것? or 태국에서 하고 싶은 활동?
A. 같이 태국 미술관 다니면 좋겠어요.
Q4. 태국 아티스트들과의 지속적인 교류에 대한 좋은 아이디어가 있다면 말씀해주세요
A. 아직은 잘 떠오르지 않지만 이번 전시를 하면서 좋은 아이디어들이 샘솟을것 같아요.
Q5. 끝으로, 하고 싶은 말이 있으시다면요?
A. 이번 전시를 통해서 태국의 NFT 아트를 보다 가깝게 접하고 더 친밀하게 될것 같아서 기대되고 감사합니다.
Q1. What's the characteristic of NFT in Thailand?
A. I think my strength is working with a strong bond and passion around the community.
Q2. Do you have any impressive memories or experiences about Korea?
A. When I went to Thailand...There were various experiences, but among them, I received Thai massage at a massage shop, which was different from my experience in Korea. Haha
Q3. What do you want to do when you have a Korean artist friend?
Or what do you want to do in Korea?
A. It would be nice to go to a Thai art museum together.
Q4. Please tell me if you have any good ideas for continuous communication with Korean artists.
A. I can't think of it yet, but I think I'll have a lot of good ideas during this exhibition.
Q5. Anything you want to say?
A. Through this exhibition, I am looking forward to seeing NFT art in Thailand more closely and becoming more intimate, so thank you.