Kim KyeongOk

Artist Statement

The work expresses the play of painting in the landscape of time and the materiality of the paint layer, which implies the process of painting. The trees and landscapes of the palace imply historical temporality and have been preserved even though their forms have changed over a long period of time. As if to prove that time, they have various shapes and are grotesque because the forms maintained as conservatives coexist. The subtle changes in the shape of the bark of an old tree or branches that spread out in a mess imply the image of time, and the colors of the trees are quite deep and many colors are elaborately stacked. You can feel the implied journey of time in the space and time created by the images and landscapes of trees. Through the trees and landscapes of the ancient palace with a sense of time, it metaphors the time of the painting process and expresses philosophical considerations on the basic act of painting.

 In order to infer the colors in the process of drawing an image and to reveal the colors in the process, I create a layer of acrylic paint by overlapping the colors for a long time (about 200-250 times). The surface of the solid paint layer is engraved with a grinder and a sculptor to reveal colors. Based on the reproduction of an image through painting, the work reproduces by sculpting the paint layer, and sometimes draws an image as if a painting blooms from the physical properties of the paint layer. By expressing materiality and painting in various ways, creates various pictorial strata.

 The works are a homage to painting and are expressed as crystals of time.

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The Secret Garden

2021, acrylic on canvas, 162X130.3cm

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The Secret Garden Ⅰ

2018, acrylic on canvas, 53.3X45.6cm

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The Secret Garden Ⅰ

2018, acrylic on canvas, 73×60.7cm

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The Bower Actinidia III

2010, Acrylic on Paper, 122.5x489cm

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The Juniper-OldⅠ-P

2010, acrylic on canvas, 129.7X96.6cm

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The Juniper-OldⅣ

2010, acrylic on canvas, 90.2X122.4cm

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The Juniper-OldⅢ

2010, acrylic on canvas, 90.2X122.3cm

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The Old Tree II

2009, Acrylic on Canvas, 38.1x45.2cm

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The Old Tree-LSⅠ

2010, acrylic on canvas, 96.1X135.1cm

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The Old TreeUⅤ

2007, acrylic on canvas, 91x116.8cm

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Skin-MagnoliaⅠ

2005, Oil on Canvas, 122x122cm

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Skin-MagnoliaⅠ

2002, Oil on Canvas, 50x50cm

Artist Biography

Born in 1974 in Goyang, Republic of Korea

Currently lives and works in Goyang

 

1998        B.F.A. in Western Painting Dept. SungShin Women's University, Seoul.

2001        M.F.A. in Western Painting Dept. Graduate School SungShin Women's University, Seoul.

2007~2008        A lecturer at Ulsan University.

2008~2010        A lecturer at SungShin Women's University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions​

2019        The Secret Garden ,DEAR WILD, THE PLAZA Hotel, South Korea.

2018        U U JA JUCK(悠悠自適), ACAF ART FESTIVAL, Hangaram Art Museum, South Korea.

2013        Dream on the Tree, Invitational Exhibition By YOUNGINSAN FOREST MUSEUM, Asan, South Korea.

2010        Promenade in the Forest, Invitational Exhibition By Gallery Swing, NAMI ISLAND, South Korea.

2007        The Gardren Of Paintings, Invitational Exhibition By DONGSANBANG Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2006        COLOR EXPO 2006 Invitational Exhibition By COLOR GALLERY, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

2005        J.D Gallery, L.A, USA.

2005        Garden of Paintings, Art Space Hyun, Seoul, South Korea.

2000        Sam-Jung Art Space, Seoul, South Korea.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021        K Auction-Primium Online Auction, K Auction Art Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

2020        Artnomics(Corp.),GalleryK, Exhibition of Selection Competition, Gallery Conseil, Seoul, South Korea.

2020        K Auction-Primium Online Auction, K Auction Art Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

2020        The Secret Garden,Two-man exhibition, Wellperion, Seoul, South Korea.

2018        SEOUL ART SHOW 2018, COEX, Gallery Ilho, Seoul, South Korea.

2018        'MO樂MO樂’, Gallery Ilho, Seoul, South Korea.

2018        ART GYEONGGI, KINTEX, etc., South Korea

2015        The 50th Anniversary of SungShin Fine Arts Alumi Exhibition, ARA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2012        Creative Basket, SIMONNE Bagstage, Seoul., South Korea

2011        Painting&Leather-The Correspondence, Gallery CHA, Seoul, South Korea.

2011        Super Art, Gallery Luce, Seoul., South Korea

2011        Creative Basket, SIMONE, Uiwang, South Korea.

2011        Announcement with out Sound, Dental Trust, Ansan, South Korea.

2010        The 45th Anniversary Exhibition of SungShin Art Association, IN-SA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2010        Dreaming Space, Bistro-Mio Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2009        Nan-Woo, Nan-Won Invitational Exhibition By Korean Cultural Service, China, Korean Cultural Service, Beijing, China.

2008        Nan-Woo, Nan-Won, NOAM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2008        Clever Giraffe, Hyundai Department Gallery H, Ulsan, South Korea.

2007        From the Dot to the Surface, INSA Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2006-2007.3The 1st Online Invitational Exhibition By Korean College of Fine Arts (www.artfun.co.kr)

2006        Sweet Whisper, Art Space JungWon Jung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2006        In to the Small Paintings, Gallery GAIA, Seoul, South Korea.

2006        COLOR EXPO 2006 Invitational Exhibition By COLOR GALLERY-Korean Material and Color, COEX, Seoul, South Korea.

2006        Korean Young Artists Biennale 2006, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea.

2005        L.A Art Fair, Gallery 3, L.A, USA.

2005        The 40th Anniversary Exhibition of SungShin Art Association, IN-SA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2005        Banquet of Colors, HyunDai Art Center, Ul-San, South Korea.

2004        Scent of Woon-Jung, SungShin Women's University Museum, Seoul., South Korea

2004        Nan-Woo, Nan-Won, Jong-Ro Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2004        Danwon Art Grand Exhibition, Danwon Art Grand Exhibition Special Gallery, Ansan, South Korea.

2004        Open Studio, 'Gong-U', Gong-U Studio, Ilsan, South Korea.

2003        The 2nd HwaHwa-HoHo, Gallery GAIA, Seoul, South Korea.

2003        Dream Works, Gallery GAIA, Seoul, South Korea.

2003        Crystallization of Time, Invitational Exhibition by KCA, DukWon Gallery, Seou, South Koreal.

2003        Vision21 'IMAGE SCAPE', SungShin Women's University Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

2002        The 27th Nan-Woo, Fine Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2002        The 1st HwaHwa-HoHo, Gallery AGIO, YangPyung, South Korea.

2001        Korea-Germany Artist Association of Art Exhibition, Galerie Hellhof, Frankfurt, Germany.

2001        The 26th Nan-Woo, Jun-Won Gallery, YangPyung, South Korea.

2001        Song Eun Great Art Grand-Prize Exhibition, GongPung Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2000        Dong-A Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, South Korea.

2000        The 35th Anniversary Exhibition of SungShin Art Association, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2000        Korea-Germany Artist Association of Art Exhibition, Berlin Korean Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany.

1999        Invitational Exhibition by Korean Railroad, Seoul Station Center for Performing Art, Seoul, South Korea.

1998        From Now 98', WoongJun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

1998        The Visual Illusion of Next Generation, Gallery2020, Seoul, South Korea.

1998        Paintress of Dreaming Spring, HanSooKyung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

1998        The 15th Nan-Won, JongRo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

1998        The 24th Nan-Woo, Fine Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Awards

2006        Grand Prize, COLOR EXPO 2006 Invitational Exhibition By COLOR GALLERY, Seoul, South Korea

2000        Award of Excellence, The 3th HanDok Art Association Grand-Prize, Seoul, South Korea

2000        Award of Excellence, The 22th JoongAng Art Grand-Prize, Seoul, South Korea

1999        Special Prize, Danwon Art Grand Festival, Ansan, South Korea

1998        Special Prize, Mudung Art Art Festival, KwangJu Metropolitan Museum, KwangJu, South Korea

Public Collections

JoongAng Daily

Hyundai Arts Center

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea

DONGSANBANG Gallery

Lee C Gallery

Barom Air Cargo(Corp.)

Iconkorea(Corp.)