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Somebody
by Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Location: Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Artist(s): KIM Joon
Date: 12 Jun - 12 Jul 2014

Kim Joon, one of Korea’s most notable emerging artists, introduces Somebody, a series of digital prints that explores the complicated, often contradictory relationship between body and mind. In addition to this new work, a selection of pieces from Kim’s previous series will also be on view.

Kim, who is based in Seoul, explores themes of desire, memory, fragility and obsession using digitally rendered tattoos, porcelain, animal skins and human body parts. A master of the computer software 3D Studio Max, Kim successfully juxtaposes traditional Asian motifs, Western Pop references and luxury brand logos.

In the new series Somebody, Kim examines the universal desire to transcend the limitations and imperfections of the body. He revisits familiar visual themes, including tattoos, exotic skins and Pop culture imagery, using the body as canvas to introduce bold pattern and vivid color. He deconstructs the human form like never before, creating frenetic compositions of fragmented body parts so abstract they require close examination to identify.

*image (left)
courtesy of the artist and Sundaram Tagore Gallery 

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