𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 Kim’s 14th solo exhibition at Gallery Hyundai and his first in seven years that celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his artistic career. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 concentrates on the subject of ‘text,’ which along with water drops, creates a grand vein of Kim’s artistic oeuvre. The text that appears in his works of the Recurrence series reveals as strong presence as the transparent and pure water drops glisteningly painted on the canvas. In spite of the fact that text serves as a significant aesthetic ground bridging image and text, process and form, content and concept, East and West, abstract and figurative, this part of his practice has not received the requisite well-deserved degree of attention and research. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 suggests the morale, that mankind should strive for, by combining text carrying the profound and dignified worldview of truth and water drops symbolizing life, purity, and catharsis.
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