Best known for miniature tableaus populated by micro-sized figures, Ham Jin first burst onto the Korean art world in 1999 at the tender age of twenty-one, while still in university. He has since become one of the most accomplished young sculptors in Korea, with his work shown to growing acclaim in prominent international venues. Ham has developed a distinctive artistic practice, marked by dark wit, visual invention, and an imagination deeply attuned to beauty, and sometimes horror and conflict, in the most mundane crevices of our everyday environment. Primarily shaped from synthetic clay, his fantastic figures and scenes freely incorporate the detritus of our ordinary world—dustballs, fingernails, even dead insects.Read More
Born in 1978, Ham Jin has exhibited in group shows in prominent venues throughout the world, including Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, (2010); “Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland,” Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands (2008); Rodin Gallery (currently PLATEAU), Samsung Museum, Seoul (2008); Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris (2008); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2005); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2005); and the Korean Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). His solo exhibitions have been held at PKM Gallery (2011); Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zurich (2008); Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan (2007), among others. He has been selected by Jiang Jiehong and Jonathan Watkins to participate in the 4th Guangzhou Triennial in the fall of 2012. He is also slated to have a solo exhibition at Art & Public, Geneva, in the spring of 2013.
Text courtesy PKM Gallery.
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