Yedo

Mongkyu KIM

Artist Statement

I try to find an aesthetic harmony in the contrast of the two boundaries, reality and unreality, visible and invisible. Crossing and dismantling the discernible forms and ambiguous forms, formal technique and representational depiction, and the accidental and the inevitable, my paintings exude both familiar and uncanny impressions. I want open up narratives of dreams (sometimes of memories) in which the different stories, meanings, and forms that are freely connected to each other are being generated.

Jumped up landscape 1

2017-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,162x130cm

folded up space 2

2017-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,91x116.8cm

Jumped up landscape 2

2017-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,162x130cm

Jumped up landscape 15

2018-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,162x130cm

Folded up space 4   

2018-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,116.8x91cm

Folded up space 4

2018-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,116.8x91cm

Folded up space 3 

2018-2019, Acrylic and oil on canvas,116.8x91cm

Visible space

2018, Acrylic on canvas,160x136cm

Untitled

2018, Acrylic on canvas,116.8x91cm

War and Peace

2017, Acrylic on canvas,162x130cm

​Fantasy 6

2016, Acrylic on canvas,390x162cm

Fantasy 1

2015, Acrylic on canvas,130x162cm

Fantasy 2

2015, Acrylic on canvas,130x162cm

Memory 3

2016, Acrylic on canvas,130x162cm

Memory 8 2016, Acrylic on canvas,162x130cm

The Eternal Faith 3 2015, Acrylic on canvas,162x130cm

Excessive fantasy 2013, Acrylic on canvas,116.7x91cm

Artist Biography

Born 1970 in Busan, Republic of Korea
Currently lives in Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018        Be jumped up landscape, Be folded up space, ARTWA, Seoul, Korea

2018        Beautiful Bridge 3, Jung-Hun Mecenat, Paris, France

2018        Can Art go too Far? (Booth Solo Exhibition), Huachui Art Center, Shanghai, China

2017        Unfinished between time and space, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2016        Water Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2014        Thought for freedom from all thoughts, Gallery Space Sun+, Seoul, Korea

2014        Aporia of Drawing, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2013        My Unfamiliar Drawings, Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012        Myong-Kyu Kim Plus, Gallery Space+, Seoul, Korea

2012        Any Action, Space NC, Seoul, Korea

2010        Forwards 2010, Arts Center, Uijeongbu, Korea

2009        Regardless of their thoughts, Gallery Dam, Seoul, Korea

2008        2008 Kim Myong-Kyu, Gallery Lotte, Anyang, Korea

2007        Existence of Nomad (Chelle City Council), Chelle, France

2005        Jung-Hun Mècènat, Gallery Gana, Paris, France

2001        Visible invisible (Air France), Espace Air France Orly, Paris, France

1995        La vie est charmant, Espace curture Pessac, Bordeaux, France

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018        Gang-won International Biennale, Gangneung, Korea

2018        START 2018, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

2018        “The Dictionary of Evil”, Gangwon International Biennale, Gangneung, Korea

2015        Je…suis (Korea France Fine Arts of Association), Namsong Art Museum, Gapyeong, Korea

2014        From a Boundary to the Space(Korea France Fine Arts of Association),

2014        Geumbosung Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2012        Scholar and his student, Hanwon Museum of Arts, Seoul, Korea

2012        Parallax - Triangle, Gallery Palais de Seoul, Seoul, Korea

2012        Freedom within Boundary, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2011        2nd Sumokwon art Residency, Hongyun Art Center, Uijeongbu, Korea

2010        Something in progress, Hongyun Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2009        Beautiful Bridge (Jung-Hun Mècènat), Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2008        Phytoncide Scent, Insa Art Plaza, Seoul, Korea

2007        Art Frenzy Festival, Gallery Cott, Seoul, Korea

2007        Bois holz, Face à l’Art, Paris, France

2006        Vers le chemin, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2006        Displacement in Contemporary art (Face à l’Art), Louvre Museum, Paris, France

2006        L’Art de nu, Espace Moulineaux, Paris, France

2005        Monitor, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2005        Discovery of painting (Face à l’Art), Espace Mille, Paris, France

2005        La creation d’image, Espace Africa, Paris, France

2005        Geneva, Gallery Homes, Geneva, Switzerland

2005        Re-encounter (Face à l’Art), Espace Mille, Paris, France

2005        Young artist award, Europe Jung-Hun Mècènat, Paris, France

2004        Passe Passe, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2004        Encounter, Espace Mille, Paris, France

2004        Virtual Reality, Face à l’Art, Paris, France

2003        Critics' Recommended Artist, Face à l’Art, Paris, France

2003        Young Footprint (Paris Korean Young Artist Exhibition), Espace centre, Lyon, France

2003        Two pole, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2002        Seminar and soughts, Korean cultural center France, Paris, France

2002        Monotonous, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2002        32 Another eye (Paris Korean Young Artist Exhibition), Korean cultural center France, Paris, France

2002        Programme programm programma (Face à l'Art), Geneva city Council, Geneva, Switzerland

2001        Monotonous, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2001        46th Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge city Council, Montrouge, France

2001        Passage (Paris Korean Young Artist Exhibition), City hall gallery, Chelle, France

2000        Salon International Contemporary Art, Gallery Solange Berthier, Paris

2000        Inverted Triangle, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Antony, France

2000        Vitry Millennium, Salon de Vitry, Ville vitry sur la sein, France

2000        Breathing (Paris Korean young artist association), Centre de Culture Coreen, Paris, France

2000        45th Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge City Council, Montrouge, France

1999        2nd Salon de International, Parc Chanot, France

1999        For espace, Jean-Zay Ateliers, Paris, France

1999        Strange visual universal visual (Paris Korean young artist association), Gallery Gana, Paris, France

1998        19th International Salon, Haute-Loire a Puy-en-Velay, France

 

Public Collections

Dong-il Corporation

Bohara Corporation

Chungkang College of Cultural Industries

 

Awards and Residencies

2005        Grand Prize of Youth Artist, Europe Jung-Hun Mècènat, Paris, France

2003        Critics' Recommended Artist, Face à l’Art, Paris, France

2001        Salon de Montrouge, Awarded ‘Montrouge’, Montrouge, France

2000        Salon de Vitry, Ville vitry sur la sein, France

2000        Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France

1994        The 5th Grand Prize of World of Art, Seoul, Korea

1993        The 4th Grand Prize of World of Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea