Kim Inbai was born in 1978 and received his BFA and MFA from the Department of Sculpture at Hongik University. He is currently based in Seoul. Notable solo exhibitions include Eliminates Points, Lines and Planes (ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Korea, 2014), Turbulent O’Clock (ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan, Korea, 2011), Turbulent O’Clock (DOOSAN Gallery, New York, USA, 2010), Move in Earnest (ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Korea, 2007) and Stand on the Edge of Dimensions (Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea, 2006). Kim has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Our Paradise, Probably a Great Place (Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2019), Endless Column (Arario Gallery Seoul I Ryse Hotel, Seoul, Korea 2018-2019), Remembering or Forgetting (Arario Gallery Seoul I Ryse Hotel, Seoul, Korea, 2018), Animamix Biennale 2015 – 2016 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, 2016), PLASTIC MYTHS (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea, 2015), The Silent Syllable (ARARIO MUSEUM DONGMUN MOTEL II, Jeju, Korea, 2015), Korea Tomorrow 2015 (Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, 2015), APAPMAP 2014 JEJU, BETWEEN WAVES (Amorepacific Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea, 2014) and New Scenes (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2014). Kim Inbai’s works are included in major institutional collections such as Seoul Museum of Art (Korea), Daegu Art Museum (Korea), as well as worldwide famous individual collectors.Read More
Kim Inbai's works center on the idea of the range. The artist sets up a range of possibilities in the point of compromise he finds between interesting concepts and their feasibility of manifestation. Kim continuously strives to surpass these limitations, which is reflected in the exhibited works that are completed through the harmony of movement, rhythm and time. Kim first divides the human body into different parts, including head, torso and limbs. Each of the parts delicately portrays the physical muscle structure of the body like reek sculpture. Although the heads are missing eyes, nose and mouth, and the torsos are limbless, the details of the muscles clearly identify the posture of the body. Dynamic sense of movement can be read on the tight muscular limbs and the group of still male torsos that express movement with changes in color.
Text courtesy Arario Gallery.