Kim Young-Hun

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”.

 

Kim’s works demonstrate a traditional Korean painting technique called Hyukpil (革筆畫), in which the painter mixes various colors and paints with rapid strokes using a leather brush. The multi-colored stripes that seem to flow like ink are made by one continuous brush stroke across the canvas, with the oil colors melting together and permeate into the canvas. One of the distinctive features of Kim’s post-abstract works is the preservation of his raw artistic process: By having just one layer of paint, the trace of his pulsating brush strokes is unedited and simultaneously creates an illusion of a glossy screen.

Kim Young-Hun was born in 1964, in Nonsan, Korea. He is currently based in New York City and Seoul. Kim received his B.F.A. (1992) in painting from Hongik University. Continuing his studies, he soon enrolled at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and Goldsmiths College in London, and holds two M.F.As (2007 & 2008). Kim has exhibited extensively internationally with over 10 solo and 60 group exhibitions. His paintings are in several prestigious public and corporate collections, including Bank of America (New York), and The Arts Club (London), and in numerous museums.

Selected Works

Kim Young-Hun

p1929-Electronic Nostalgia_Diamond Mountain, 2019

Oil on linen 

184 × 184 cm

p2001-Electronic Nostalgia_162x130cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p2001-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

162 × 130 cm

p1943-Electronic Nostalgia_80x100cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1943-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

97 × 103 cm

p1941-Electronic Nostalgia_80x100cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1941-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

80 × 100 cm

p2027-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2027-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p2025-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2025-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p1815-Electronic Nostalgia_131x97cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1815-Electronic Nostalgia, 2018

Oil on canvas

131 x 97 cm

p1942-Electronic Nostalgia_80x100cm_oil
p1939-Electronic Nostalgia_130x97cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1939-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

130 x 97 cm  

p1917-Electronic Nostalgia_40.5x61cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1917-Electronic Nostalgia, 2018

Oil on linen

40.5 x 61 cm

Kim Young-Hun

p1942-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

80 x 100 cm

p1935-Electronic Nostalgia_40.5x61cm_oil

Kim Young-Hun

p1935-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

40.5 × 61 cm

p1940-Electronic Nostalgia_73x91cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p1940-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

73 × 91 cm

Kim Young-Hun

Cloud Map-p1315r, 2013

Oil on linen

112 x 162 cm

p1931-Electronic Nostalgia_122x91p6cm_oi

Kim Young-Hun

p1931-Electronic Nostalgia, 2019

Oil on linen

122 x 91 cm

p2028-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2028-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p2026-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2026-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p2022-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2022-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p2024-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2024-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

p2023-Electronic Nostalgia_38x46cm_oil o

Kim Young-Hun

p2023-Electronic Nostalgia, 2020

Oil on linen

38 x 46 cm

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