ART ISSUE #36

"As time goes by" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 150X120cm, 2016
*Image: “As time goes by” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 150X120cm, 2016

 

Hun Kyu Kim

Paintings

 

Hun Kyu Kim considers his paintings a form of protest against barbarism and oppression in the world as well as a means of creative expression. He draws on personal memories, world history, global politics, metaphor, fairy tales, fables, and ancient East Asian oriental imagery to make marvelously detailed art that showcases larger narratives, and he employs silk canvases and traditional oriental pigments that were used in ancient East Asian religious paintings.

 

"A present" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 35X49cm, 2017

“A present” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 35X49cm, 2017

 

"Don't be afraid my love" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 105X140cm, 2016

“Don’t be afraid my love” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 105X140cm, 2016

 

"Explosive Partridges" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 55X65cm, 2017

“Explosive Partridges” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 55X65cm, 2017

 

"Homage to Bill Viola" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 38X49cm, 2017

“Homage to Bill Viola” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 38X49cm, 2017

 

"Pigdog" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 120X190cm, 2016

“Pigdog” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 120X190cm, 2016

 

"Selfie knights" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 40X50cm, 2017

“Selfie knights” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 40X50cm, 2017

 

"Soon life will become more interesting" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 95X95cm, 2016

“Soon life will become more interesting” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 95X95cm, 2016

 

"The fertile land" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 120X190cm, 2016

“The fertile land” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 120X190cm, 2016

 

"You are always welcomed" by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 105X140cm, 2017

“You are always welcomed” by Hun Kyu Kim, traditional oriental pigment on silk, 105X140cm, 2017

Hun Kyu Kim

Hun Kyu Kim studied MA painting in Royal College of Art in London where he currently lives. His paintings are delicately painted on silk with traditional oriental pigment used for ancient East Asian religious paintings. Kim makes fables by creating a contradictory situation and metaphor from a history that takes place at the point where the time and the space cross each other and the gazes of the individuals who belong to it. The stories get converted into the visual images; they cannot be regulated clearly, and they reveal the life, itself, of the human beings, which is like a puzzle. Through the device called the “fable,” they compressively show the whole process in which the history of the human beings and the barbarism that is inherent unceasingly circulates without any regard to the east and the west. Through his paintings, we can peep into the appearances of the storytellers of the 21st century.

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