Some elements are recurrent in the latest works of Korean contemporary artist Kim Joon: The presence of the human body figure as fragments of porcelain, often disembodied and coated in patterns that allude to tattoos.
The result is a beautiful scene that dialogues with the subject of tattooing as a form of representing both physical and conscious impressions, while his works also reflect other elements, influenced by western cultural presence in Korea, and the perception of tattoos by the Korean society.
Some of Koon’s works include:
2016 'KIM JOON' (Musee Magnelli, Vallauris,FR)
2016 'KIM JOON-CRASHING' (Waterfall gallery,NY)
2015 ‘somebody' (Park rue sook gallery. Seoul)
2013 'Moutai' (Space Can,.Beijing)
2013 'Island' (Gallery Leebae, Busan)
2012 ‘blue jean blues’ (Sundaram Tagore Gallery,New York)
2012 ‘blue jean blues’ (art link, seoul)
2012 ‘fragile’ (canvas international art, amsterdam)
2011 'Fragile' (Sundaram Tagore Gallery,HK)
2011 'Drunken' (Artlink Gallery, Seoul)
Image critic Kim Young-Ok translated our feelings for Joon’s art: “Kim’s images are extraordinary exquisite and captivating, pleasing to the eye in their color and design. But as the artist’s touch grows deeper, the images grow more melancholy.”
More about Kim Joon at www.kimjoon.net
or at www.sundaramtagore.com
Livia Schaeffer Nonose @livisn
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