First published on 7 November 2016
Exhibition trailer of Kim Yong-Ik at Kukje Gallery
The majority of the works in the exhibition were produced in 2015 and 2016. Each work shares one of the following five titles that directly frame Kim's transformation: Apocalypse of Modernism, In the Lingering Shadow of Lies, Thinner...and thinner..., After 20 years, and Utopia. Produced by reinterpreting and reediting past projects, the artist has used existing sketches and prints, transferring them to these new works on canvas. These paintings can be seen as a direct successor to Kim's extensive polka dot series, which the artist began in the 1990s.
View the trailer below.
Video provided by Kukje Gallery.