Soul Art Space


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

  • Young Wook Choi  (+)

    Biography : ■ Education 2000 M.F.A. Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea 1991 B.F.A. Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ■ Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2016 Wishing Upon a Moon, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    Korea Biseonjae, Seoul, Korea
    2015 Pyo Gallery, Seoul, Korea Jun Gallery, Daegu, Korea
    2013 Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea Gallery a-cube, Tokyo, Japan
    2012 Art issue projects, Taipei, Taiwan Seojoungwook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea
    2011 Mugaksa lotus gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    Versace aki, Seoul, Korea
    Yegam Gallery, New York, USA
    2010 Gaga Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Gong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2009 ArtGate Gallery, New York, USA
    2007 Woori Bank Kang Nam Gallery, Soop Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    ANNEX Convention Center, Fukuoka, Japan
    2006 ONO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    2004 Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    ■ Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    2016 Include Hope, Superior gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2015 The way to infinity, Ritz-Carlton gallery, Seoul, Korea
    The frame of seoul, 63 Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Self Fiction Seoul&Japan, KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    ROOM, Gallery HUUE, Singapore, Singapore
    Innumerable:ceramics in a picture, Woljeon Museum of Art Icheon,
    Icheon, Korea
    2014 Wind Blows, G gallery, Songdo, Korea
    Space Curve, JJ Joong Jung gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Cultural Code, Springs Center of Art, Beijing, China
    K-P.O.P–Process, Otherness, Play, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei,
    Taipei, Taiwan
    2013 The Sounds of Korea, EmbassyoftheRepublicof Korea in China, Beijing,
    China
    Correspondence, BRIDGE GALLERY, Seoul, Korea
    Red gate, Gallery Hogam, Seoul, Korea
    A scene from a memory, Odeto art, Singapore, Singapore
    2012 Love traces-story of life, Gallery Maum, New York, USA
    Korean Zone – Mind shadowing into Things, MIA Gallery, Beijing, China
    Studio Akka Group Exhibition, Studio Ak

    Detailed Description : Taking inspiration from the moon jars of the Joseon Dynasty, Choi Youngwook expresses the memory and story of our unadorned life in his unique calm and soft manner. By exploring a moon jar’s simplistic yet infinitely malleable quality, Choi aims tofind harmony between the past and the present, and the others and “I.” Choi begins byusing a fine brush to sketch the three-dimensional moon jar onto a two-dimensional canvas. He then undergoes a laborious process of applying a special mixture of paint, stone powder and gesso over and over again until the painting is rendered into the likes of a brightly shining moon. The surface of the jar is completed with engraving marks, stains, and other irregularities which can be seen as the traces of time. The crackled seams of the jar’s surface converge and diverge as though speaking of the vagaries, the joys, and the sorrows of life. Youngwook Choi completed his Undergraduate and Masters degree in fine arts at Hong-Ik University. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions abroad and in South Korea, and has been invited to numerous group exhibitions and international art fairs. A few years ago, his work was added to the acclaimed collection of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation putting spotlight on his works. Carrying both a Korean and Western style, his work was featuredon the album cover for South Korean sopranoSumi Jo. His works are also part of other international collections such as the Spanish Monarchy, Luxembourg Monarchy, the Philadelphia Museum and many more.

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  • Sangrim Ha  (+)

    Biography : ▪Education Graduated from 「Fachhochschüle Kunst und Design. Köln」(Meisterschüler) Köln, Germany Graduated from the Dept. of Painting, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ▪Selected Solo Exhibition
    2015 GANA ART GALLERY BUSAN, Busan, Korea
    2012 Zeit-Foto, Tokyo, Japan
    2012 Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Gallery 2, Seoul, Korea
    2007 Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
    2005 Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
    2002 Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea

    ▪Selected Group Exhibition
    2014 Before Becoming Renowned, Gallrty MANO, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Senses of Leaves, Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea
    Power of Inner Mind, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2011 KIAF 2011, COEX, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Korea Galleries Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Aesthetics of Beauty, Interalia, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Floating Petals, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Busan & Gwangju, Korea
    2009 Yoo Art Space 6th anniversary, Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea
    Contemporary Art-Alpha and Omega, Gallery Aka Space, Seoul, Korea 2008 THE ch ART, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Korea Galleries Art Fair, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
    ASIA Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan
    2007 Flower-about its Beauty, Aram Art Gallery, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts
    Center, Goyang, Korea

    Detailed Description : Sang Rim Ha displays images of flowers and leaves through substantive experience of life and death. Ha would crouch low in order to get close to the leaves for a close-up shot and the contours of the plant would later be carefully transplanted on a canvas for a full display on a flat screen. Ha also paints over tapes with varying thickness and then removes the tapes to show depth in line and colors. This laborious process reflects Ha’s desire for self-reflection through the anonymous subjects drawn with simplistic lines. The intersecting and overlapping layers of images create a feeling of space that giveviewers the impression that he or she is viewing a landscape through Ha’s flexible and sharp line drawing. The artworks can be simplified into lines and background that create a stark contrast and deliver rich and deep colors. The “Leaves” series reflects Ha’s humble belief that the vividness of life begins from the ground up and portrays the vitality of the plant as mirroring our own lives. Sang Rim Ha graduated from Hongik University where he studied western art. He received a Masters in painting at Germany’s Koln Art University. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions and has been invited to numerous group exhibitions.His works are part of various collections such as Korean National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul City Museum, Seong-Gok Museum, United Nations European Headquarters, and the Korean Embassies in Sweden, US and Spain.

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  • Sangbin IM  (+)

    Biography : ▪Education 2011 Doctor of Education(art & art education), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA 2005 M.F.A.(painting & printmaking), School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, USA(Fulbright Award for Graduate Study in the United States) 2001 B.F.A.(western painting), College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ▪Solo Exhibition
    2016 RYAN LEE Gallery, Sangbin IM: Collection, New York, USA
    2015 Soul Art Space, Sangbin IM: Mapping, Busan, Korea
    2014 Soul Art Space, Antarctica, Busan, Korea
    2013 Ryan Lee Gallery, Sangbin IM: Spectacle, New York, USA
    2012 Soul Art Space, In the City, Busan, Korea
    2010 Mary Ryan Gallery, Sangbin IM: Confluence, New York, USA PKM Trinity
    Gallery, Sangbin IM: Encounter, Seoul, Korea
    2008 Gallery Sun Contemporary, Sangbin IM: Recent Works, Seoul, Korea
    L2kontemporary Gallery, Sangbin IM: Recent Work, LA, USA
    Walter Randel Gallery, Recent Works, New York, USA
    2007 Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Sangbin IM, Zurich, Switzerland
    Janet Oh Gallery, Dreamscape, Seoul, Korea
    2006 Cristinerose Gallery, Sangbin IM Photographs, New York, USA
    Gana Art Center, Sangbin IM & NEWSCAPE, Seoul, Korea
    2005 Zone Chelsea Center for the Arts, Body | City | History, New York, USA 2001 Gallery People, Analogital, Seoul, Korea

    ▪Two Persons Exhibition
    2008 MeatMarket Gallery, Naturing, Washington DC, USA
    2003 Sungkok Art Museum, Hybrid, Seoul, Korea
    2002 Gallery Sun & Moon, Hybrid Scape, Seoul, Korea
    Indeco Cafe Gallery, The Body Trace, Seoul, Korea
    Gallery Boda, Scanned Land, Seoul, Korea

    ▪Selected Group Exhibition
    2016 K Museum of Contemporary Art, Lobbyist, Seoul, Korea
    Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Daegu Photo Biennale
    2016 We are from somewhere, but where are we going?, Daegu, Korea
    2015 Museum of Art Seoul National University, Sublime Masochism, Seoul,
    Korea
    2014 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Cross Genre, Ansan City, Korea
    Museum of Sungshin University, Perceving a human Touch, Seoul, Korea
    Museo Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Simultaneous Echoes, Buenos Aires,
    Argentina
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Art Basel-Hong Kong, Hong
    Kong, China
    2

    Detailed Description : Sangbin Im completes his images as a digital collage by selecting from a data archive containing subjects and landscapes photographed at various angles. The artwork displays a unique malerisch sentiment that reflects on nature and the city, tradition and the present, painting and photograph, analog and digital, lie and truth, and abstract and reality. His works fragment and re-establish original images to create exaggeration and distortion by using digital mediums that have expanded and stimulated human desire. While the works appear to contain familiar landscapes, Im brilliantly integrates individual stories with discordant realities to reflect an age today where art, technology, and culture are intersecting. The works are divided into two or three panels in order to connote the relationship and divisibility of the recreated images. The urban landscape that Im portrays is not merely a single place but is fragmented and reproduced into an image that parallels the exaggerated desires and frustration facing people today. The general theme across his works suggest that Im’s main focus is in capitalistic landscape, media, culture and the digital language. Sangbin Im studied western arts at Seoul National University and completed a Masters Degree in painting and printing at Yale University. He also received a Ph.D. in art education at Columbia University. He has held private exhibitions in Korea, the US and Switzerland. In addition, he has been invited to numerous group exhibitions and biennales at Argentina, Spain, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. His works are part of various renown collections such as Korean National Museum of Modern Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Artium Museum, and Deutsche Bank Kunst Halle. Im is currently a professor at Sungshin University.

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  • Kim, Dukki  (+)

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

    Exhibition : ■ Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2017 ‘SeMA Collection: Family Story 展, Geumnarae Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
    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, Ko

    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

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  • 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

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  • Kyung Min KIM  (+)

    Biography : ▪Education 2010 Completing Ph.D, Hongik university, Seoul, Korea 1997 M.F.A, graduate school of Sungshin university, Seoul, Korea 1995 Majored in sculpture Sungshin in women's university, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ▪Selected Solo Exhibition 2016 Y&C company, Taiwan 101 Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan Happy memoryies, Gallery AG, Seoul, Korea 2015 Art space H, Seoul, Korea 2014 Gallery by the barbour, Hongkong Mir Gallery, Pohang, Korea 2011 Life story, Sun contemporary, Seoul, Korea What a beautiful day, Gallery royal, Seoul, Korea 2010 International contemporary art exchange, Beijing, China 2009 KCAF, Seoul art center, Seoul, Korea N Gallery, Seongnam, Korea Pleasure, lively sculpture, Nowon art center, Seoul, Korea 2008 Songadang Gallery, Deagu, Korea Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2007 Songhwadang Gallery, Deagu, Korea Arbazaar, Busan, Korea Kepco art center, Seoul, Korea 2006 Kim kyungmin sculpture exhibition, Gallery lamer, Seoul, Korea Art expo in yongin, Yongin, Korea 2005 Osaka, Japan 2004 Manif solo exhibition, Seoul art center, Seoul, Korea

    ▪Selected Group Exhibition 2016 World art dubai-dubai, Dubai, Arab Emirates Valentine's day special exhibition "Be My Love", Lotte Gallery/ Avenuel art hall, Seoul, Korea Our face-DMC festival 2016 special exhibition, Sangam MBC, Seoul, Korea Soul Art Space 11th anniversary “An Eye for Art”, Busan, Korea Cheongchuneoram, Gallery onyou, Anyang, Korea Art busan, BEXCO, Busan, Korea Mapo art center, Seoul, Korea Gallery superior, Seoul, Korea Open art fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea Hyundai department, Seoul, Korea 2015 "Art, in the book“ Kyobo art space open exhibition, Kyobo art space, Seoul, Korea To my family, Ulsan modern museum, Ulsan, Korea
    Sungshin woman's university society 50th exhibition, Ara art center, Seoul, Korea Time of familly, Jeju museum of art, Jeju, Korea Forest of dream dream Gallery, Seoul, Korea Family, Gallery imazoo, Seoul, Korea Art n life show, COEX, Seoul, Korea Figurative sculpture, Hyundai namyang lab, Hwaseong, Korea 2014 Feel the fragrance of love, The museum of Sunghsin woman's university, Seoul, Korea Sisters of mary ggumnamu village-Lara's festival, Kitc

    Detailed Description : My work can be understood in the category of the commonplace (Allteglichkeit). The themes of my works comprise content that contemporaries easily sympathize with. They are the stories we might have experienced once in a lifetime as well as things we may do and feel in ordinary life. In my work, disconnection between art and ordinary life virtually does not exist. Because subjects and situations in my work are what we do as habits and unconscious actions, when viewers appreciate my work, the use of certain discourses or theories is meaningless. What is required in appreciating my art work is not a certain theory or reflective, artistic attitude but an attitude that does not filter reflection or prejudice. My work should be seen as casually as possible. However this does not mean contemplation, but that they should just be perceived instinctively. Therefore my works don’t require deep thought and reflection but a sharing of the artist’s point of view of the subjects that present the works and ordinary spoken stories. My works don’t intend or force social change but they can lead to some changes in consequence. This may be possible from merely getting rid of certain prejudices, distorted gazes, or ideological perspectives

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  • Seong Youn Koo  (+)

    Biography : ▪ Education 1997 BFA. Dept. of Photography, Seoul Institute of the Arts 1994 BA. Dept. of Indian philosophy, Dongguk University, Seoul

    Exhibition : ▪ Selected Solo Exhibition
    2015 Sugar, Gallery YEH(Seoul, Korea)
    2009 Candy, Trunk Gallery(Seoul, Korea)
    2007 Popcorn, Gallery Ssamzi(Seoul, Korea)
    2005 Plant, Container Project Space Zip(Seoul, Korea)
    2004 Sand, Duckwon Gallery(Seoul, Korea)
    2001 Glass, KEPCO Gallery(Seoul, Korea)
    2000 Butterfly, Seonam Photo Space(Seoul, Korea)

    ▪ Selected Group Exhibition
    2015 gaze:a contemplative mind, Gallery Huue, Singapore
    Accidental Encounter, Buk seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    2014 Photo sight, National museum of modern art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Bling Bling!, Art factory, Paju, Korea
    2013 Love actually, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Whanki Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Art and cook, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    2011 Hello tomorrow, CAIS gallery, Hong Kong, China
    Buk Seoul Dream Forest Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    2010 10th Photofestival-After 2010, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
    Oh! Masterpieces, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea

    Detailed Description : series derives its motif from the peony folk painting. Peony is known as symbol of wealth and honor. Thus folding screens of peony have been set up in the wedding hall or banquet hall. Small painting of peony was hung on the wall of newly-married couple's room. In the past they might prayed for prosperous things to this splendid flower painting. Now they seem to be very naive when they depended on not a strong and timeless object like gold or sun, but on the transient flowers, as even though they are very dazzling and beautiful in full bloom, they soon disappear without any trace. Secular accomplishment, like momentary sweet but shortly melting candy in the end of the tongue, is actually futile. But I hope the wishes to be accomplished to the affirmation about the present that is spread in front of us, not to be the unavailing desire about unpossessed things.

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  • 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

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  • Myoung Ho Lee  (+)

    Biography : ■ Education 2008 ph. D. Dept. of Photography, Graduate School of Joong-Ang University, Seoul, Korea 2006 MFA Dept. of Photography, Graduate School of Joong-Ang University, Seoul, Korea 2003 BFA Dept. of Photography, College of Arts, Joong-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

    Exhibition : ■ Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2017 Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Tree…, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
    Tree & Desert, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
    2016 Memories of Work, Atelier of Memories, Daegu, Korea
    2015 Trees, CONTACT Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Tree, Allen Lambert Galleria, Toronto, Canada
    2014 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
    Trees, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    2012 Jungmiso, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2009 Tree, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
    2008 Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea
    2007 Alternative Art Space Factory, Seoul, Korea

    ■ Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    2017 Visions of Nature, Kunst Haus Wien, Wien, Germany
    Triennial Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 2016 The Secret Garden, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
    As the Moon Waxes and Wanes: MMCA 30 Years 1986-2016, The National
    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Contemporary Art in Moscow, Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo
    Khozyaystva, Moscow, Russia
    Public to Private: Photography in Korean Art since 1989, National
    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Being in Nature, Museum San, Wonju, Korea
    2014 Busan Biennale, Inhabiting the World, Busan Museum of Art, Busan,
    Korea
    AICA International Congress South Korea 2014, Suwon Hwaseong
    Cultural Festival, Hwaseong
    Haenggung Palace, Suwon, Korea
    Encuentros Abiertos - Festival of Light, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos
    Aires, Argentina
    2013 Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea, Pacific Asia Museum,
    Pasadena, USA
    Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, The National Museum of
    Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Spazio Lightbox, Venice, Italy
    2012

    Detailed Description : Myoung Ho Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes. Minor components of the canvas support system, such as ropes or bars, are later removed from the photograph through minimal digital retouching, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating behind the tree. The series includes diverse species of trees photographed with a 4x5 camera in a variety of seasons and at different times of day. Mr. Lee allows the tree’s natural surroundings to fill the frame around the canvas, transforming the backdrop into an integral part of the subject. Centered in the graphic compositions, the canvas defines the form of the tree and separates it from the environment. By creating a partial, temporary outdoor studio for each tree, Mr. Lee’s “portraits” of trees play with ideas of scale and perception while referencing traditional painting and the history of photography. Myoung Ho Lee is the recipient of awards including the first Young Photographer’s Award from the Photo Artist’s Society of Korea in 2005, Korea’s Photography Critics Award in 2006 and a grant from the Culture and Art Fund from the Arts Council of Korea in 2007. Mr . Lee was born in Daejon, South Korea in 1975 and currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

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  • Bong Chae Son  (+)

    Biography : ▪ Education M.F.A. Pratt Institute, New York, NY B.F.A. The Dept. of Fine Arts, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea

    Exhibition : ▪ Solo Exhibition
    2013 Light + Nature, Galerie Georg Peithner - Lichtenfels, Wien / Austria 2013 Dream of Diaspora, Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Migrants, Gallery Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich, Germany
    2012 Migrats, MlCHAEL SCHULTZ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    2011 Dream of Diaspora, Savina Museum of art, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Sound of Water and Wind, Gallery Beacon, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Transparent, Opaque, Gallery Andy’s, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Young Artist of this year, Gwangju museum of art, Gwangju, Korea
    2008 Light +Building 2008, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
    2007 Commemoration of Opening Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai, China 2006 Lost Time, Border, Duolun Museum of art, Shanghai, China
    2006 Lost Time, Border, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, Korea
    2005 Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    1998 1st Shinsegae Department Art Festival Awardees’, Incheon/Gwangju,
    Korea
    1996 Gallery Johyung, Seoul, Korea
    1995 Higgins Hall, New York, United States
    1994 New Gallery, New York, United States The Earth and the Wind, Culture
    &Art Promotion Center, Seoul, Korea

    ▪ Selected Group Exhibition
    2012 Jin(to Advance)Tong(to Communicate), Gwangju City Museum, Gwangju,
    Korea
    2012 Mudeung Tales, Today Art Museum, Bejing, China
    2012 Mudeung Tales, 河南省,Hénán Shěng Museum, Zhangzhou,China
    2011 Bamboo Grove and Wind, Daedam Museum of Art, Damyang, Korea 2011 Group Movement 'Lets do it', Kumho Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
    2011 Landscape of illusion, Shinsegae Centum-City Gallery, Busan, Korea
    2010 NEOSENSE-From Illusion to Three Dimension(3D’),Savina Museum of Art,
    Seoul, Korea
    2010 Light-EXPO, Sang-mu public garden, Gwangju, Korea
    2010 DIGI-FESTA, Gwangju Biennale Exbition Hall, Gwangju, Korea
    2010 Ceramic Art &Technology, AT Center, Seoul, Korea
    2009 Mind Topology_The Phases of 2009 Korea, National Taiwan Museum of
    ART, Taijung, Taiwan
    2009 Project Part2, Gallery Stren

    Detailed Description : The pine trees were seemed to be like people who were forced to leave their own land and compelled to be moved from place to somewhere in the process of industrialization. It is just like people's self-portrait in modern society. The beauty of the garden trees is just total of their agony and efforts to survive in a strange place. How many trees might survive or not? Can we say the trees are beautiful? How many people who wander on the outskirts of cities strive to settle down? I hope to hear their whisper and hope to soothe and glorify their agony. It is a kind of an anthem for those outsiders who are abandoned by the process of industrialization.

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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.