Soul Art Space


SOUL ART SPACE
30 Haeundae Haebyeon-Ro Haeundae-Gu
48090 Busan
Korea
info@soulartspace.com
http://www.soulartspace.com/

E-mail address : info@soulartspace.com
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ABOUT

Soul Art Space was established as a gallery for promising artists in 2005 and has continuously been organizing, in its two branches, novel exhibitions that emphasizes the regional and cultural characteristics specific to Busan. In addition to the young artists, the gallery has exhibited works by prominent artists including Dukki Kim, Duckyong Kim, Myoungho Lee, Leenam Lee, Jeonglok Lee, Sangbin Im, Sangrim Ha and Youngwook Choi.

Soul Art has been continuously showcasing works of artists who have re-interpreted traditional Korean philosophy and spirit through the language of modern art. Soul Art conducts residential artist support programs, workshops, and exhibition information sessions. The gallery has also participated in several famous art fairs. In addition, it has generated creative platforms for dialogue and interactions through music concerts and film showings in collaboration with art exhibits. To develop into a platform for promoting Korean artists and attracting accomplished international artists to local exhibitions, Soul Art plans to actively participate in numerous international art fairs.

Soul Art relocated its gallery to a two-story space in Haeundae in 2010. Along with the increased accessibility to more viewers, the Haeundae gallery provides viewers an opportunity to simultaneously enjoy Busan’s beautiful landscape and artworks in a state-of-the-art exhibition space. The gallery also re-opened its doors with Soul Art Institute Lab at the Gu-seo branch in 2016. The Lab plans to examine the works of notable artists more in-depth and discuss key issues surrounding the art industry, as well as serving the role as an innovative art platform in the region.

Soul Art Space's doors are open to any artists or viewers seeking inspiration and artistic creativity. Soul Art Space will continue its role in developing the domestic art industry as well as strive to establish itself as a gallery with an international scope and vision.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Kim, Dukki  (+)

    Biography : ■ Education 1993 Graduated from Department of Oriental Painting in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ■ Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2016 The Road to Venezia, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    5 Seasons: Ta-da! Here for Flowers, Gallery Joeun, Seoul, Korea
    2015 The Road to Amalfi Coast, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    Sweet Home, Ulsan Bukgu Culture Art Center, Ulsan, Korea
    2014 Through the Tangerine Trees, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2013 Small Dream & Artworks, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
    A Beautiful Landscape, Daum Communications SPACE.1, Jeju, Korea
    The Road to Happy Village, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2012 Under the Sun, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
    2011 Beyond the Winter’s Cold, LOTTE Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    On Paper, Urban ART, Seoul, Korea
    The Sound of Smile in the Sky, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2010 My Home, Gallery HYUNDAI Gangnam Space, Seoul, Korea
    2008 My Sweet Home, Gallery HYUNDAI Gangnam Space, Seoul, Korea
    2007 My Sweet Family, Gallery H, Seoul, Korea
    Kim, Dukki and Ceramic – Ceramic House, Hanhyanglim Gallery, Paju, Korea
    2006 Rainbow, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2005 A Picnic, Kyung-in Art Museum, Seoul
    Happy Days, Asiana Lounge – Incheon International Airport, Incheon, Korea
    2004 Window Gallery, Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
    2003 My Favorites!, POSCO Gallery, Pohang, Korea
    2002 Three Trees, POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2001 Family Diary: Faith and Love, Gallery Savina, Seoul, Korea
    2000 In my mind, Cafe Art Side Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    1999 Family in Participation of MANIF5!99, Seoul Art Center, Seoul International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
    1998 Time and Tide Life, Age, Duk-Won Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    ■ Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    2016 秀.絀.(Exportation) KOTRA Art Collaboration, Seoul, Korea
    2015 Dokdo, Island of Five Senses, Korea University Museum, Seoul, Korea
    KIAF 2015, COEX, Soul Art space, Seoul, Korea
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Walking through the winter, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Small Painting, Big Hearts, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
    Between Abstraction and V

    Detailed Description : The scenes Dukki Kim depicts are fantastic and fairytale-like, but the landscapes of colors stem from the heart of one who has experienced change in nature and encapsulated this in his eyes and mind. Although Kim portrays restricted objects made up of his own specific motifs, he tries to present dreamy images intact, conveying the beauty of ever-changing colors in nature. Constantly marked by his main use of dots and patterns, in a sense, his paintings are completed through impromptu brushwork. What stands out the most in his works is the presence of rapid brushstrokes amid images such as flowers, leaves, and stems. This aspect is reminiscent of an expressionist style. A shift in his manner from applying dots one-by-one to taking the lead in rendering a scene with audacious touches refers to his more aggressive exploration of pictorial strata. ”Who can dare deny the saying that “the most beautiful word in the world is ‘love’ while the most precious one is ‘family’”? The artist probably felt that all the landscapes he viewed were beautiful because he was there with his family. His works seem to say that we can feel more pleasure when sharing things with others. Only with this can we figure out where the “codes of happiness” he enjoys have been derived from.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Dukki Kim - Firenze - Summer in the Arno

      Firenze - Summer in the Arno

    • Dukki Kim - Laughing Voice-Beautiful Moments

      Laughing Voice-Beautiful Moments

    • Dukki Kim - Yeoju-Golden Waves

      Yeoju-Golden Waves

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

  • Kim, Duck yong  (+)

    Biography : ■ Education 2002 M.F.A in Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA 1998 M.F.A in Photo Design, Graduate school of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea 1996 B.F.A in Design, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea

    Exhibition : 2015 Nabi, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    See the Unseen, BMW PHOTO SPACE, Busan, Korea
    2014 Journey of Light, Shinsegae Gallery, Busan, Korea
    Let There Be The Light, Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
    Palette of Light, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2013 Tree of Life in Island, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    Light & Revelation, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Decoding Scape, The Museum of Photography. Seoul, Korea
    Decoding Scape, Dudon Museum of Art, Jeju. Korea
    See the Unseen, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2010 Tree of life, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of life, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2009 Jeonglok LEE, Gallery Kong, seoul, Korea
    2007 The Mythic scape, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Mythic scape, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2003 Aquarium, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2002 Clarias, Nine Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2001 Clarias, SPAS Gallery, Rochster, New York, USA
    1998 The Southern Land, Gallery 2000, Seoul, Korea

    ■ Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    2014 Nature, in process, space cottonseed, Singapore
    Ha Jung-woong Young Artists "Light-2014" , Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
    FULL MOON : A Story of Sky and Earth, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
    JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, ARCO ART CENTER, Seoul, Korea
    Festival of Photography in Museum-History, Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
    2013 Meditated Landscape, Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea
    Breath of Tree, Cheonan Arts Center Museum of Art, Cheonan, Korea
    Utopia, Opera gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Fact of Fiction, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Mudeung Tales, TODAY ART MUSEUM, Beijing, China
    Gwangju Biennale - Round Table, Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Gwangju, Korea

    Detailed Description : A tree of life that has emerged in the world again is a gate that connects the visible and invisible worlds or the chasm between them. Light stands for the communion between the visible and invisible worlds. The tree of life symbolizes the interaction between these two different worlds as it is. Our industrialized contemporary society is laden with various stimulations that make us oblivious of life’s fundamental source. I wanted to create a site where the vitality of nature and the substantial world embedded in us meet. Beyond a mere Jeonglok Lee communication with nature, I hope we will be reminded of the waves from the invisible world that have been always influencing our life and history. Butterflies represent the soul in the East. Butterflies fly between here and there, even crossing the border between life and death. Coincidentally, the Korean word for butterfly, nabi, also means “prophet” in Hebrew. Because of this, the light in various forms and symbols is concentrated as butterfly in this series. The “Instant Flash” that Jeonglok used for my work is an instant light. It certainly does exist but is an energy that cannot be captured. It is the most essential tool and also the most significant symbol in my photography. We now have something invisible that does exist and the positive energy that was transmitted by it. The light as a medium of such energy can only be manifested through light and darkness, gentle and tough, and harmony and balance.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Duck yong Kim - Borrowed Natural Scenery-That Time and Space

      Borrowed Natural Scenery-That Time and Space

    • Duck yong Kim - Borrowed scenery - a waltz of spring

      Borrowed scenery - a waltz of spring

    • Duck yong Kim - Contemplate the sound of sea

      Contemplate the sound of sea

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

  • Lee, Jeong lok  (+)

    Biography : ■ Education 2002 M.F.A in Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA 1998 M.F.A in Photo Design, Graduate school of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea 1996 B.F.A in Design, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea

    Exhibition : 2015 Nabi, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    See the Unseen, BMW PHOTO SPACE, Busan, Korea
    2014 Journey of Light, Shinsegae Gallery, Busan, Korea
    Let There Be The Light, Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
    Palette of Light, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2013 Tree of Life in Island, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    Light & Revelation, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Decoding Scape, The Museum of Photography. Seoul, Korea
    Decoding Scape, Dudon Museum of Art, Jeju. Korea
    See the Unseen, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2010 Tree of life, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Tree of life, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2009 Jeonglok LEE, Gallery Kong, seoul, Korea
    2007 The Mythic scape, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The Mythic scape, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2003 Aquarium, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2002 Clarias, Nine Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2001 Clarias, SPAS Gallery, Rochster, New York, USA
    1998 The Southern Land, Gallery 2000, Seoul, Korea

    ■ Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    2014 Nature, in process, space cottonseed, Singapore
    Ha Jung-woong Young Artists "Light-2014" , Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
    FULL MOON : A Story of Sky and Earth, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
    JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, ARCO ART CENTER, Seoul, Korea
    Festival of Photography in Museum-History, Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
    2013 Meditated Landscape, Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea
    Breath of Tree, Cheonan Arts Center Museum of Art, Cheonan, Korea
    Utopia, Opera gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Fact of Fiction, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Mudeung Tales, TODAY ART MUSEUM, Beijing, China
    Gwangju Biennale - Round Table, Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Gwangju, Korea

    Detailed Description : A tree of life that has emerged in the world again is a gate that connects the visible and invisible worlds or the chasm between them. Light stands for the communion between the visible and invisible worlds. The tree of life symbolizes the interaction between these two different worlds as it is. Our industrialized contemporary society is laden with various stimulations that make us oblivious of life’s fundamental source. I wanted to create a site where the vitality of nature and the substantial world embedded in us meet. Beyond a mere Jeonglok Lee communication with nature, I hope we will be reminded of the waves from the invisible world that have been always influencing our life and history. Butterflies represent the soul in the East. Butterflies fly between here and there, even crossing the border between life and death. Coincidentally, the Korean word for butterfly, nabi, also means “prophet” in Hebrew. Because of this, the light in various forms and symbols is concentrated as butterfly in this series. The “Instant Flash” that Jeonglok used for my work is an instant light. It certainly does exist but is an energy that cannot be captured. It is the most essential tool and also the most significant symbol in my photography. We now have something invisible that does exist and the positive energy that was transmitted by it. The light as a medium of such energy can only be manifested through light and darkness, gentle and tough, and harmony and balance.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jeong lok Lee - Tree of life 4-6

      Tree of life 4-6

    • Jeong lok Lee - Tree of life 6-2

      Tree of life 6-2

    • Jeong lok Lee - Nabi 104

      Nabi 104

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

Other Represented Artists

Tree of life 4-6 - Jeong lok Lee

Jeong lok Lee Tree of life 4-6

2013
C-Type Print
120x160cm

▪ Jeonglok Lee has continued to observe and record nature under a mythical lens that seeks the true nature of human life and culture, often directly intervening to re-interpret nature as a sacred setting. His works are of primitive scenes in nature that appear in myths such as the sky, sea, forest and trees and force viewers to reflect on the origins of mankind. The lights above the trees in his Tree of Life series is not generated through computer graphics but created directly by Lee on site. After a first shoot in both day and night, a long second shoot is conducted in pitch dark. This step is repeated as many as a hundred times to capture the shape of light in film that is created everytime the camera flashes. Not only is Lee engaged in the process of creating works that represent the most “Korean” sceneries but also engaged in the process of creating scenes that move and heal the heart of viewers.

▪ Jeonglok Lee studied industrial design at Gwangju Unviersity and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in photography design in Hongik University and imaging arts in Rochester Institute of Technology. He has held more than twenty private exhibitions in both domestic and international art museums and galleries including Soul Art Space. He has also participated in various art fairs and international biennales including 2010 Nanjing Biennale, 2012 Gwangju Biennale, and 2014 Daegu Photography Biennale. His work attracted attention from the global art industry including private collectors from North America and Europe after it became known that the vocal of The Eagles, Joe Walsh, was an owner of Lee’s artwork. Lee received the Photography and Culture Award from the Soorim Cultural Foundation and the Best Photographer Award at the Redpoll Photo Awards.

Borrowed scenery - a waltz of spring - Duck yong Kim

Duck yong Kim Borrowed scenery - a waltz of spring

2017
Mother-of-pearl on Wood, Mixed Media
100x170cm

▪ Duckyong Kim’s work which consists of a poetic painting on a meticulously sculpted wood enables viewers to experience the calm inner world of contemporary Koreans who still maintain strong ties with their cultural tradition. The classic feel embodied in the wood and the passage of time conveyed by the texture of the painting act as symbolic links to the artist’s expression of temporality. To perfect a traditional multicolored painting and inlaying mother of pearl on wood instead of paper, an extraordinary degree of technique and hard work are required. Kim’s paintings which contain people, dogs, and softly wavering leaves in a garden are simple in their subject matters but their underlying messages are robust and creatively expressed on hard wood.

▪ Duckyong Kim studied painting in Seoul National University and also received a Master’s degree there in oriental painting. Institutions around the world that own his works include The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Park Soo Keun Museum, Kyunggi Province Art Museum, Korean Embassy in Switzerland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority(ADTCA, UAE), and Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research(ECSSR, UAE). Kim has also attracted attention from world’s leading auction markets such as Christie’s since the mid-2000’s. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space.

Yeoju-Golden Waves - Dukki Kim

Dukki Kim Yeoju-Golden Waves

2016
Acrylic on Canvas
112.1X162

▪ Known for delivering positive energy through his artworks, Dukki Kim paints the daily life of a family through a style that consists of free-spirited line drawing using ink and a uniquely Korean coloring scheme that is both bright and exquisite. No shadows can be found in his works which lack any trace of sorrow. The interiors of the houses found in his paintings are transparently visible from the outside. All characters inside his paintings including people, dogs, flowers and birds are depicted as a pair and in a joyful state. The simple but passionate message that is being conveyed is that anyone can be happy like the characters in the painting. Because this happiness is found internally from an eternal source, the happiness that Kim portrays can never be depleted.

▪ Dukki Kim studied Oriental Painting at Seoul National University and has had numerous exhibitions with leading art museums and galleries in Korea. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space in 2011 and he has been showcasing his new works with the gallery every year since. Kim has won various awards and has been invited to many international art fairs. His works are owned by National Museum of Contemporary Art(Korea), Seoul Museum of Art(Korea), Consulate- General of The Republic of Korea in Shanghai(China), Lawrence Schiller Collection(US), Dieter Holtz Collection(Germany), and other major institutions around the globe. As one of nation’s leading artists, Kim also actively collaborates with Korean corporations and contributes to the PR efforts of the Korean embassy.

Nabi 104 - Jeong lok Lee

Jeong lok Lee Nabi 104

2015
C-Type Print
120x160cm

▪ Jeonglok Lee has continued to observe and record nature under a mythical lens that seeks the true nature of human life and culture, often directly intervening to re-interpret nature as a sacred setting. His works are of primitive scenes in nature that appear in myths such as the sky, sea, forest and trees and force viewers to reflect on the origins of mankind. The lights above the trees in his Tree of Life series is not generated through computer graphics but created directly by Lee on site. After a first shoot in both day and night, a long second shoot is conducted in pitch dark. This step is repeated as many as a hundred times to capture the shape of light in film that is created everytime the camera flashes. Not only is Lee engaged in the process of creating works that represent the most “Korean” sceneries but also engaged in the process of creating scenes that move and heal the heart of viewers.

▪ Jeonglok Lee studied industrial design at Gwangju Unviersity and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in photography design in Hongik University and imaging arts in Rochester Institute of Technology. He has held more than twenty private exhibitions in both domestic and international art museums and galleries including Soul Art Space. He has also participated in various art fairs and international biennales including 2010 Nanjing Biennale, 2012 Gwangju Biennale, and 2014 Daegu Photography Biennale. His work attracted attention from the global art industry including private collectors from North America and Europe after it became known that the vocal of The Eagles, Joe Walsh, was an owner of Lee’s artwork. Lee received the Photography and Culture Award from the Soorim Cultural Foundation and the Best Photographer Award at the Redpoll Photo Awards.

Tree of life 6-2 - Jeong lok Lee

Jeong lok Lee Tree of life 6-2

2017
C-Type Print
120x90cm

▪ Jeonglok Lee has continued to observe and record nature under a mythical lens that seeks the true nature of human life and culture, often directly intervening to re-interpret nature as a sacred setting. His works are of primitive scenes in nature that appear in myths such as the sky, sea, forest and trees and force viewers to reflect on the origins of mankind. The lights above the trees in his Tree of Life series is not generated through computer graphics but created directly by Lee on site. After a first shoot in both day and night, a long second shoot is conducted in pitch dark. This step is repeated as many as a hundred times to capture the shape of light in film that is created everytime the camera flashes. Not only is Lee engaged in the process of creating works that represent the most “Korean” sceneries but also engaged in the process of creating scenes that move and heal the heart of viewers.

▪ Jeonglok Lee studied industrial design at Gwangju Unviersity and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in photography design in Hongik University and imaging arts in Rochester Institute of Technology. He has held more than twenty private exhibitions in both domestic and international art museums and galleries including Soul Art Space. He has also participated in various art fairs and international biennales including 2010 Nanjing Biennale, 2012 Gwangju Biennale, and 2014 Daegu Photography Biennale. His work attracted attention from the global art industry including private collectors from North America and Europe after it became known that the vocal of The Eagles, Joe Walsh, was an owner of Lee’s artwork. Lee received the Photography and Culture Award from the Soorim Cultural Foundation and the Best Photographer Award at the Redpoll Photo Awards.

Borrowed Natural Scenery-That Time and Space - Duck yong Kim

Duck yong Kim Borrowed Natural Scenery-That Time and Space

2016
Traditional multicolored paintwork on Wood
160x139cm

▪ Duckyong Kim’s work which consists of a poetic painting on a meticulously sculpted wood enables viewers to experience the calm inner world of contemporary Koreans who still maintain strong ties with their cultural tradition. The classic feel embodied in the wood and the passage of time conveyed by the texture of the painting act as symbolic links to the artist’s expression of temporality. To perfect a traditional multicolored painting and inlaying mother of pearl on wood instead of paper, an extraordinary degree of technique and hard work are required. Kim’s paintings which contain people, dogs, and softly wavering leaves in a garden are simple in their subject matters but their underlying messages are robust and creatively expressed on hard wood.

▪ Duckyong Kim studied painting in Seoul National University and also received a Master’s degree there in oriental painting. Institutions around the world that own his works include The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Park Soo Keun Museum, Kyunggi Province Art Museum, Korean Embassy in Switzerland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority(ADTCA, UAE), and Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research(ECSSR, UAE). Kim has also attracted attention from world’s leading auction markets such as Christie’s since the mid-2000’s. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space.

Contemplate the sound of sea - Duck yong Kim

Duck yong Kim Contemplate the sound of sea

2017
Mother-of-pearl on Wood
100x178cm

▪ Duckyong Kim’s work which consists of a poetic painting on a meticulously sculpted wood enables viewers to experience the calm inner world of contemporary Koreans who still maintain strong ties with their cultural tradition. The classic feel embodied in the wood and the passage of time conveyed by the texture of the painting act as symbolic links to the artist’s expression of temporality. To perfect a traditional multicolored painting and inlaying mother of pearl on wood instead of paper, an extraordinary degree of technique and hard work are required. Kim’s paintings which contain people, dogs, and softly wavering leaves in a garden are simple in their subject matters but their underlying messages are robust and creatively expressed on hard wood.

▪ Duckyong Kim studied painting in Seoul National University and also received a Master’s degree there in oriental painting. Institutions around the world that own his works include The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Park Soo Keun Museum, Kyunggi Province Art Museum, Korean Embassy in Switzerland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority(ADTCA, UAE), and Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research(ECSSR, UAE). Kim has also attracted attention from world’s leading auction markets such as Christie’s since the mid-2000’s. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space.

Firenze - Summer in the Arno - Dukki Kim

Dukki Kim Firenze - Summer in the Arno

2015
Acrylic on Canvas
112.1x162cm

▪ Known for delivering positive energy through his artworks, Dukki Kim paints the daily life of a family through a style that consists of free-spirited line drawing using ink and a uniquely Korean coloring scheme that is both bright and exquisite. No shadows can be found in his works which lack any trace of sorrow. The interiors of the houses found in his paintings are transparently visible from the outside. All characters inside his paintings including people, dogs, flowers and birds are depicted as a pair and in a joyful state. The simple but passionate message that is being conveyed is that anyone can be happy like the characters in the painting. Because this happiness is found internally from an eternal source, the happiness that Kim portrays can never be depleted.

▪ Dukki Kim studied Oriental Painting at Seoul National University and has had numerous exhibitions with leading art museums and galleries in Korea. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space in 2011 and he has been showcasing his new works with the gallery every year since. Kim has won various awards and has been invited to many international art fairs. His works are owned by National Museum of Contemporary Art(Korea), Seoul Museum of Art(Korea), Consulate- General of The Republic of Korea in Shanghai(China), Lawrence Schiller Collection(US), Dieter Holtz Collection(Germany), and other major institutions around the globe. As one of nation’s leading artists, Kim also actively collaborates with Korean corporations and contributes to the PR efforts of the Korean embassy.

Laughing Voice-Beautiful Moments - Dukki Kim

Dukki Kim Laughing Voice-Beautiful Moments

2017
Mixed media on canvas
112.1x162.2cm

▪ Known for delivering positive energy through his artworks, Dukki Kim paints the daily life of a family through a style that consists of free-spirited line drawing using ink and a uniquely Korean coloring scheme that is both bright and exquisite. No shadows can be found in his works which lack any trace of sorrow. The interiors of the houses found in his paintings are transparently visible from the outside. All characters inside his paintings including people, dogs, flowers and birds are depicted as a pair and in a joyful state. The simple but passionate message that is being conveyed is that anyone can be happy like the characters in the painting. Because this happiness is found internally from an eternal source, the happiness that Kim portrays can never be depleted.

▪ Dukki Kim studied Oriental Painting at Seoul National University and has had numerous exhibitions with leading art museums and galleries in Korea. His first private exhibition in Busan was with Soul Art Space in 2011 and he has been showcasing his new works with the gallery every year since. Kim has won various awards and has been invited to many international art fairs. His works are owned by National Museum of Contemporary Art(Korea), Seoul Museum of Art(Korea), Consulate- General of The Republic of Korea in Shanghai(China), Lawrence Schiller Collection(US), Dieter Holtz Collection(Germany), and other major institutions around the globe. As one of nation’s leading artists, Kim also actively collaborates with Korean corporations and contributes to the PR efforts of the Korean embassy.