Sun-Woong Bang

Material: Jewellery | Location: Australia
Working primarily with sterling silver and gold (though occasionally augmented with timbers and precious stones), Bang produces both wearable jewellery, including brooches, bracelets and earrings, and sculptural, non-wearable pieces. His jewellery centres around a simple and profound idea, specifically the notion that the contemporary practice of today will, with the passage of time, be inevitably absorbed into tradition.

Bang sees his role as an artist as being a kind of conduit between past and present, marrying the ancient techniques of filigree and granulation with contemporary approaches to form and materiality. While his work is unmistakably contemporary, the elemental forms he employs hint at a kind of timelessness or universality.