KYUNG TAE KIM

Artist Statement

My works are presented in the form of multiple unit frames and expressed with various visual expression techniques that were introduced throughout the history of art. They are symbolic visualization of objects that possess meanings to me. They are also objectification of time, memories, desires, and various emotions associated with the objects. The images shown in the works are visual recordings of myself that deal with complex feelings in life such as positive and negative thoughts, reality and imagination, consciousness and unconsciousness, desire and hope. Throughout the history of art, countless visual expression methods with unique characteristics have been introduced as a result of the development and experiment of various media.

However, in a general sense, an artist expresses his or her thoughts and emotion based on one main visual expression method on a single canvas. I feel that such expression structure is somewhat limited when attempting to freely express my thoughts and emotions in our current contemporary environment of complex and multi-layered structures. In this regard, I try to reveal my personal stories and inner flowing thoughts and emotions that cannot be explained in words through the form of multiple frame structures and various visual expression techniques from illusionistic expression to minimalistic expression, and from painting, drawing, photography to digital media.

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object #7DE705

2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 51X41cm

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object #FF4137

2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 51X41cm

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To Pyongyang

2020, acrylic, spray paint, enamel, found object, cardboard box, digital, image, plexiglass and wood, 51 x 51 x 15.3cm

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From Seoul

2020, acrylic, spray paint, enamel, found object, cardboard box, digital image, plexiglass and wood, 91.5 x 45.8 x 15.3cm

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Blue Dumbo

2020, acrylic, spray paint, digital image, gold leaf and wood, 63.5 x 43 x 10cm

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The Museum of Natural History

2020, acrylic, spray paint, found object, plexiglass and wood

44.5 x 63.5 x 17.8cm

Artist Biography

Born in 1985 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 

Currently lives and works in Republic of Korea

2017        MFA in Fine Art at School of Visual Arts, NY
2015
        MFA in Fine Art at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
2013
        BFA in painting at Kookmin University, Korea

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions​

2020        Online Exhibition, ‘30th Annual JCAST Live Studio Tour’, JCAST, Jersey City, NJ

2020        ‘Sematic Net’, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2012        Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019        ‘Continuum’: Five Decades (50th Anniversary Members ), First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2019        ‘S.CASA 2nd ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF ESTABLISHED AND YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEW YORK’, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY

2019        ‘YESAMO USA YOUTH ART AWARD AND INIVIDUAL ART EXHIBITION’, Jersey City Hall, Jersey City, NJ

2019        ‘KCC Gala 2019’, Yonhee Gallery, Tenafly, NJ

2018        ‘BORDERLINE – REDEFINING BOUNDARIES’, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2018        ‘ON & OFF THE WALL’, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2017        ‘MFA Competition’, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2017        Thesis Exhibition, ‘Cognitive Dissidence’, Ray Smith Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015        ‘Rare Forms’, Joy Gallery, Rochester, NY

2015        ‘Great Expectation’, Gallery R, Rochester, NY

2013        ‘The Southern Slopes of 8 Shadows’, Nampo Museum,Goheung, Korea

2013        ‘Mentor-Mentee’ Sponserd by Korea College of Art Association (KCAA), Seoul, Korea

2012        Graduate Exhibition, ‘The Discourse’ Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008        ‘Transform’ S1 Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Awards

2019        Young Artist Award “The Korean Artists” Group Exhibition Awarded by STEVEN M. FULOP Mayor of Jersey City

2019        Contribution to the educational and artistic value of the Korean American Exchange Association, Awarded by Jong Chul Lee, Council Preseident, Borough of Palisades Park

Car #FFF000

2019, Wood, resin and acrylic on canvas, 52 x 104 x 9cm

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