Diamond Mountain – Electronic Nostalgia

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Soluna Fine Art is pleased to present Kim Young-Hun’s solo exhibition ‘Diamond Mountain – Electronic Nostalgia’ for the first time with the gallery. This exhibition showcases eight vibrantly coloured oil paintings by the artist that are inspired by the Korean landscape and digital screen glitches. Diamond Mountain will be on view at our Sai Street location from 03 April to 01 Aug 2020, with an opening on 03 April 2020. 

 

Living through the transition between the analog generation and digital generation, Kim Young-Hun is passionate in observing and deciphering the unknown between the 1 and 0 of binary codes. For Kim, such incomprehensibility intrigues him to create disoriented and euphoric paintings: Inspirations such as stripe covered light bulbs, white noise from digital screens, and invisible vibrations from string instruments allow Kim’s works, in his wordings, to “...generate an electronic-like abstract painting language that interferes with some parts of the ambiguous boundaries of our ever-changing digital or

reality lives”.

The show title Diamond Mountain (金剛山) is based on the center piece’s title in Kim’s solo exhibition. Diamond Mountain not only refers to one of the most picturesque mountains in the Korean peninsula but also the Diamond Sutra (金剛經). This Buddhist scripture uses the world’s hardest stone ‘diamond’ as a metaphor, emphasizing that the liberation of the mind is the path to spiritual enlightenment. Similarly, Kim Young-Hun’s ‘Electronic Nostalgia’ series envisages his artistic journey towards a brand-new direction and share his vision with the audience; more importantly, it is a tribute to Diamond Mountain, one of the most important motifs and artists’ sources of inspiration in Korean cultural history.

Kim Young-Hun

p1929-Electronic Nostalgia_Diamond Mountain, 2019

Oil on linen 

184 × 184 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1815-Electronic Nostalgia, 2018

Oil on canvas

131 x 97 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1939-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

130 x 97 cm  

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Kim Young-Hun

p2001-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

162 × 130 cm

p1943-Electronic Nostalgia_97x130cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1943-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

97 × 103 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1941-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

80 × 100 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2027-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p1942-Electronic Nostalgia_80x100cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1942-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

80 x 100 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1935-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

40.5 × 61 cm

Kim Young-Hun

Cloud Map-p1315r, 2013

Oil on linen

112 x 162 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2028-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1917-Electronic Nostalgia, 2018

Oil on linen

40.5 x 61 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1940-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

73 × 91 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p1931-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

122 x 91 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2026-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2025-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2022-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2024-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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Kim Young-Hun

p2023-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

Hong Kong

 

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contact@solunafineart.com

 

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