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BYUNGJIN KIM

KIM BYUNG JIN

Kim Byung Jin is a highly sought after artist by developers from the world’s major cities, to fill their hotel lobbies and offices buildings. His work is composed of countless letter, logos, or shapes that build into another figure, showing two images with one work. It is up to the viewer to decide which image he or she chooses to see. His work is a highly elaborate and time consuming. The artwork is first given its initial look through 3D digital imaging or sketches. Based on the sketch, Kim creates the shape using clay, plaster, or FRP plastic. On top of this base shape, he painstakingly molds together these countless shapes or letters in steel to create the exact same shape of the clay. After careful sanding of the molded areas, he layers multiple high quality car paint over an extended period of time while heating at 200 degrees in a kiln. Kim says he finds truthfulness in this labor intensive nature of his work. Popular with hotels from world’s major cities like Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York, he is currently busy working on artworks to decorate the lobbies of Park Hyatt in Hainan, China and Mandarin Oriental in Macau.

EDUCATION


2009   M.F.A   Major in sculpture, Suwon university, Korea

2003   B.F.A   Major in sculpture, Suwon university, Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014   Solo Exhibition (Art Factory, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Continues Monologue (Blank Space, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2013   Monologue of IRON (NaMu Modern & Contemporary, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Unfamiliar Shadow (Youngeun museum, Gwangju, Korea)

2012   Continuous Monologue (Bien Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Framing Effect (Gallery jinsun, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Solo Exhibition (Kimhyunjoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Solo Exhibition (Lee & Park Gallery, Paju, Korea)

2009   Solo Exhibition (Times Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan)

2008   Solo Exhibition (Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017  KIM, Byung Jin & Nho, Jun Duo show (Yoon Space, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

2016   Sculptors (SIA NY Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2016   Include Hope (Superior Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2016   Be My LOVE (Avenuel Lotte Tower Gallery, Seoul. Korea)

2016   Art Wynwood (Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

2015   Bling Bling (Art Factory, Seoul, Korea)

2015   Collaboration (KOTRA Open Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2015   Urban Art (Opera Gallery, Singapore)

2014   Group Show K-POP! (Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong)

2014   Story-Object, Story-Space (Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea)

2014   Steel Holic (Lee & Park Gallery, Paju, Korea)

2014   Admiration of White porcelain (Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Still Life (Choi Jung Ah Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2012   Tasteutopia (Lotte Gallery, Daejeon, Korea)

2012   Adult’s Toy (Gallery Seoho, Seoul, Korea)

2012   Pre Open – Qultagh (Adamas253 Gallery, Paju, Korea)

2012   Taste World (Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, Korea)

2012   The influence of Korean Art (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Dual Exhibition (Pyo Gallery South, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Confession in October (Gallery Touch Art, Paju, Korea)

2011   Hope & Love Wave (Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Art Edition (SETEC, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Rhythmic Chair (Yido Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Fashion-Desire Various Viewpoints (Gamo Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2010   The Multiple (Pyo Gallery South, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Colorful Factory of the Dream (Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea)

2010   Art Project in Downtown (Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Incheon, Korea)

2010   Him of Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

2010   Art Edition (Bexco, Busan, Korea)

2010   New Year’s Greetings (Gallery K, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Treasure Hunt (Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea)

2010   Life is Life (Namsong Art Museum, Gapyeong, Korea)

2010   Young Artisit Collection (Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea)

2010    Art Gwangju (Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea)

2009   Opening Exhibition (Dream Forest Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Art Garden-Recreation (Sejong Center Chamber Hall, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Opening Exhibition (Gallery 4walls, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Ravenelart Autumn Auction 2009 (Taipei)

2009   Aure (Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea)

2007 Art Inside Downtown-Nature-Human (Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea)

2007   They Appear in The Downtown Area (Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea)

2007   Time after time (Suwon IPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
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2007   Walking in Zoo, Inside Museum (Mok Am Museum, Goyang, Korea)

2006   POSCO Stell Art Award (Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2006   Artist Garden (Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea)

 

and Mort than 40Group Exhibition

 

 

AWARDS


2007   Excellent Award, modern Art Contest, Korea.

2006   Excellent Award, The 1st POSCO Steel Art Award, Korea.

2005   Participation Prize, the Art Contest of Sculpture Park in Gangwon Land, Korea.

2004   Excellent Award, The 40th Gyeonggi Art Contest, Korea.

 

 

COLLECTIONS


Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, Korea

Esquire, Seoul, Korea

The first prime, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Y-haus Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

IFC Seoul Mall, Seoul, Korea

Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea

Samsung life, Incheon, Korea

Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, Korea

Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Shinsegae Department Store, Incheon, Korea

Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, In cheon, Korea

Philos Hotel, Pohang, Korea

Konkuk university Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Palace Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Metapolis, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Sono Pelice, Gangwon-do, Korea

Suwon District Court, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Daou Tech, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Forest of Dream Museum, Seoul, Korea

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwachon, Korea

POSCO, Seoul, Korea

The Sculpture Park located in the Naerin stream in Inje, Gangwon-do, Korea

The Sculpture Park of the World Ceramic Exposition, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

 

And More than 10Collection