DAE UK KIM
Dae Uk Kim uses objects as alter egos to express, explain and fulfil his dreams and desires. Desires that he had
to suppress and hide while growing up in Korea. By making mutated objects, he now converts his shame into
pride as a designer. Dea Uk Kim explores themes like gender expression, race and cultural identity by combining
various mediums with the creation of physical objects. His MUTANT series can be seen as functional objects – a
chandelier, mirror, stool and console – but the most important thing for him is the narrative. By depicting non-
human things as beings, he brings the underlying story to life.