PKM gallery is presenting 《LEMON》, a solo exhibition by Kim Jiwon from April 28th to May 26th. The exhibition features more than 50 pieces, including the Mendrami series, lemon, everything with a form vanishes, infinite stream of water, and landscape painting series. In 《LEMON》, the artist selects and showcases new works from his painting series, produced over the past 5 years.
The artist expresses the hidden essence of the object at study through an active process of approaching or distancing himself from the object, instead of simply replicating it. Thus, he translates the everyday life and the world onto canvases as an alternate reality through a observation and exploration. The Mendrami series are dispalyed in the main gallery, depicting the life and death of a cockscomb. In the paintings, "the flowers bloom and wither within the oil pants that were smeared with brushes and iron spatulas, diluted pigments and residues of the pigments, and scattered oil droplets."
Kim Jiwon(b.1961) graduated from Inha University and the State Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany. The artist held numerous exhibitions at major domestic and international art institutions including solo exhibitions at Kumho Museum of Art, Daegu Art Museum, The Hite Collection, and Art Space Pool, as well as group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Busan Museum of Art, ARKO Art Center, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Korean Cultural Centre in the UK. Kim received a special recognition from the Joongang Fine Arts Prize in 1983 and 1986 and was awarded the 15th LEEINSUNG Art Prize in 2014. His works are permanently collected in Leeum, Art Sonje Center, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, and JTBC, among other locations. Currently, Kim serves as the Dean of Fine Arts at Korea National University of Arts.
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