KIM Young-Hun
(b. 1964, Korea)
Lives and works in New York and Seoul
KIM Young-Hun (b. 1964, Korea) is a Contemporary Korean artist who is known for his abstract and vibrantly colored canvases. His paintings are concerned with the relationship between the analog and the digital.

Although Kim keeps a safe distance from new media works in regards to his artistic process, his observations interpret a futuristic nostalgia, creating “digital paintings with analog sentiments”. He is concerned with what invisible thing lies between the 1 and 0 of binary codes, an infinity that the artist knows is impossible to express in numbers. In hs famed “Electronic Nostalgia” series, Kim creates digitally inspired images with "Hyukpil", a traditional Korean technique in which the painter mixes various colors and paints with rapid strokes using a leather brush. This technique has been perfected by the artist who has studied it for years. It compliments and clashes with the tectonic elements of his paintings, creating a web of colors, lines and fragmented forms.

Kim Young-Hun was born in Korea in 1964. In 1992 he received his BFA from Hongik University in Seoul. In 2007, he finished his MFA studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and received his second MFA from the Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2008. His works have been presented through many solo & group exhibitions at Espas Icar Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris), Desmina Gallery (London), Vestfossen Museum (Norway), and Sungkok Museum (Seoul) amongst others. His work is in the public collections of the Bank of America, National Museum of Modern/Contemporary Art in Korea, Kolon Group, Zaha Museum and Sungkok Museum.
The stripe patterns are generated mostly by one brush stroke. Therefore, some parts of the surface has just one layer despite the complicated look. I want to preserve the trace of brushstrokes through this method.

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