Mixed Media, Painting
Swarovski Crystal, Silkscreen on canvas
73 x 53 cm / 28.7 x 20.8 in.
Republic of Korea
5,000 – 9,999 USD
Negative Drawing Purple
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by Kim Jongsook (Korean)
Crystals from Swarovski©
provided by MARKT from the artist's studio in Seoul, Korea.
ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Negative Drawing Red” is a stunning mixed-media painting by acclaimed Korean Contemporary Neo-Pop artist, Kim Jongsook who is gaining international acclaim for her ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE series of paintings that combine paint and crystals, created with the formal support and promotion of Swarovski. Made entirely of thousands of faceted Swarovski® crystal elements, each painstakingly hand-applied to the painted canvas, Kim transforms this traditional Korean landscape into a lush, Pop Art fantasy-scape. Her most recent solo show from this series was held in Seoul, Korea and met with critical acclaim. The artist is influenced not only by her desire to re-interpret traditional Korean ink brush landscape paintings, but also by the work of contemporary Western artists who also use crystals and decorative materials to their works, such as the Diamond Dust prints of Andy Warhol and now Russell Young, diamond encrusted skulls by Damien Hirst, the large crystal embellished paintings of Mickalene Thomas and the famed poured diamond series of photographs by Vik Muniz among others.
KIM Jongsook graduated with her BFA, MFA and PhD in Fine Art from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea. Her mixed media paintings have already appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. including the Zaha Museum of Art (Seoul), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), The Huangcheng Art Museum, (Beijing), The Saga Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), WHITE BOX Gallery (Los Angeles), and Kang Contemporary (New York). Her works are held in the permanent collections at SWAROVSKI KOREA, SWAROVSKI AUSTRIA at SEOUL EASTERN DISTRICT PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, at the Mogam Museum of Art and The Hoseo National Museum of Contemporary Art.