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김현식 | Hyunsik KIM (b. 1965, South Korea)

Resin is applied on a rectangular panel and spread evenly over the entire surface to dry. Once the surface is sufficiently dry, a blade is used to mark the dried resin with equally spaced, parallel lines. The process creates fine crests and troughs on the resinous surface. Kim applies paint on the surface so that the grooved surfaces fill with color. Once the grooves have been filled, the surface is wiped carefully with a cloth to remove any trace of paint on the bumps. Then he continues this arduous task over and over again. In that passel of iterations, the orphic lines of colors are hidden and revealed, then hidden again. The mysterious abyss exists in what appears to be an abstract painting. 

Kim Hyunsik was born in 1965, South Korea and received BFA in painting from Hongik University in Seoul. Kim held numerous solo exhibitions internationally in Seoul, Beijing, London, Brussels and participated in group exhibitions at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul(2014), Busan Biennale, Busan(2012), Galerie Orem, Paris(2010), Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munchen, Germany(2009). Kim was awarded the “Korea Tomorrow” prize in 2014.


1992 BFA, Department of Painting, Hongik University, Seoul

Lives and works in Ulsan, Korea

주요 개인전 (2009~)

2018 Light Reverberates, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul        

          Who Likes Blue?, Noblesse Collection, Seoul

2016 Who Likes K Colors?, Hakgojae Gallery, Shanghai 

          Who likes Colors?, Art Loft, Brussels

2013  Inbetween Spaces, Mauger Modern Art, London

2012  Line•Zen, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

2011  FN Art Space, Seoul

2010  Illusion, Gallery LVS, Seoul

2008  Beyond the Visible, Simyo Gallery, Seoul

           Beyond the Visible, Alliance Francaise De Busan, Busan, Korea

           In Between Spaces, Soul Art pace, Busan, Korea

주요 그룹전

2021 Pars Pro Toto, Cian Art Museum, Yeongcheon, Korea

          Hakgojae Collection: 38˚C, Hakgojae OROOM(

2020 Hakgojae Collection: 21.2 Century, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

2019 PREVIEW, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

          Special Exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of the Opening of the Museum, Talk about Pottery Tomorrow, 

          Yeongam Pottery Museum, Yeongam County, Korea

2018 Transcend Time, Gallery Grimson, Seoul

2017 Art Miami – Korean Art Show, (by Galleries Association of Korea, Art Miami)

          Pavilion; The Context Pavilion, Miami, U.S.

          Asia Now – Paris Asian Art Fair, Avenue Hoche, Paris

          Art New York, Pier 94, New York

          Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris

2016 Art 021, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai

          1st International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of E’mei, E’mei Contemporary                 Art Museum, E’mei, China

          Dansaek Dagam, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

2015 Made in the EAST, MDZ Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

          Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London

2014 Korea Tomorrow, Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park, Seoul

          Blue & D Major, Ilju & Sunhwa Gallery, Seoul

         Insight into Life, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea

          Deep in Thought and Colors, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

2013 Silhouette, Gallery LVS, Seoul

2012 Art in House Space, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

          Busan Biennale – Special Exhibition, Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea

          K Art Star, Insa Art Center, Seoul

          Arumjigi, Horim Art Center, Seoul

2011 Korea Tomorrow – Happy Foundation, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

          G20 Seoul Summit Celebration Exhibition for the Korean Fine Art, National                        Assembly Library; Shuim Museum, Seoul

          Utopia Regret – Dream in Dream, Art Space Loo, Seoul

          Unique & Useful, Interalia Art Company, Seoul

2010 Korea Tomorrow, Hzone Curating Company, Seoul 

          Coexistence II – Ramble the Future through Modern, Gallery IS, Seoul

          A State of Flux, Ahso Gallery, Seoul

          Two Men Show, Gallery Orem, Paris

          Hyper Color, CK Art Hall, Ulsan, Korea

          Ventriloquism of Images, Interalia Art Company, Seoul

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