Hun Kyu Kim

Hun Kyu Kim (b. 1986 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in London, England) crafts poignant allegorical pictures employing an almost limitless range of historical inquiry. Vast intricate narrative universes laced with intense imagination reflect upon a post-globalized world grabbling with the effects of technological neoliberalism. Deep hierarchical structures, extreme belief systems and polemics are on full display through detailed narratives often driven by a mosaic of anthropomorphic proxies. An ostensibly fantastical world grounded in the realities of the contemporary condition, Kim’s work functions as an anomaly of sorts, that which is simultaneously illustrative and emblematic, detailed and diagnostic, cute and critical. Recent solo exhibitions include: E-Werk Museum, Freiberg, Germany, The Approach, London, England, White Conduit Project, London, England, Square Gallery, London, England, Hockney Gallery, London, England. Group exhibitions include: HIX Art, London, England, Nunnery Gallery, London, England, The Cello Factory, London, England, Crypt Gallery, London, England, Milena White House, London, England, Rum factory Bow Art, London, England.

  • Education
    • MA of Painting in Royal College of Art
      BA of Oriental painting in Seoul National University
      BA of Aesthetics in Seoul National University
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2019 《Pure War》, High Art, Paris, France
      2018 《Eight Universes and The Machine》, The Approach Gallery, London, UK
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2021 《환상 속의 그대, High Art X VSF》, VSF, Seoul, South Korea
      2020 《EGRESS》, High Art, Paris, France
      2020 《Korean Eye》, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
      2019 《Hun Kyu Kim / Sven Johne, E-Werk》, Freiberg, Germany
      2018 《Painting Now》, HIX Art, London, England
      2018 《Invitation to the Rave》, Nunnery Gallery, London, England
      2017 《The Solo Award》, The Cello Factory, London, England
      2017 《Under the see》, Crypt Gallery, London, England
      2017 《Artrooms》, Milena White House, London, England
      2016 《Rejected》, Rum factory Bow Art, London, England
      2016 《Myth & Lore》, Styx Gallery, London, England
      2016 《Hix Award》, CNB Gallery, London, England
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2018 Radical Residency, Unit1 Gallery, London, UK

      2017 Chadwell Award
      2017 Griffin Art Prize
      2017 Art Gemini Prize
      2017 Solo Award
      2016 HIX award
      2016 Contemporary British Artist(CBA)
  • Link

〈Retrospective Lake〉, Pigment on Silk, 135X100 cm, 2021

〈Bubble Wrap room〉, Pigment on Silk, 38X42cm, 2020

〈Fake Dragon〉, Pigment on Silk, 135X100cm, 2020

〈Funeral on the beach〉, Pigment on Silk, 130X95cm, 2020

〈Gallery of Chimps〉, Pigment on Silk, 135X100cm, 2020

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