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KIM Keun-joong (김근중) Artist Biography

Artist Statement


Natural Being

This troublesome world that we live in is just a world of flower.

This reality with nothing to add or take it away indeed is the happiest world.

In the beginning, there was no such a thing as good or evil.

The concept of good or evil only exists in our thoughts.

The very moment when we think that there's "necessity of existence" of all things for our lives

is the moment when the world of flower unfolds right before us.


Natural Being 20-2 2020 Pigment, Mixed media on canvas 162x130cm


Natural Being 19-7 2019 Acrylic on cavas, 259x194cm


Natural Being 19-2 2019 Pigment, Mixed media on canvas 162x130cm


Natural Being 19-6 2019 Pigment, Mixed media on canvas 162x130cm


Natural Being 18-31 2018 Pigment, Mixed media on canvas 162x130cm


Natural Being 18-42 2018 Pigment, Mixed media on canvas 162x130cm


Natural Being 17-2 2017 Acrylic & Oil on cavas 162x130cm


Natural Being 17-6 2017 Oil on cavas 162x260cm


Natural Being 15-1 2015 Acrylic & Oil on cavas 181.7x227cm


Natural Being 15-7 2015 Acrylic & Oil on cavas 162x260cm


Natural Being 14-10 2014 Acrylic & Oil on cavas 218x290cm


Natural Being 12-2 2012 Acrylic on cavas, 259x194cm


Natural Being 10-12 2010 Acrylic on cavas, 259x194cm


Natural Being 9-12 2009 Acrylic on cavas, 162x130cm


Natural Being 6-43 2006  Acrylic on cavas, 181.7x227cm



Artist Biography


Born 1955 in Republic of Korea

Currently lives in Republic of Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Kim se-choong Museum (Seoul, Korea)

2016 Tongin Auction Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2016 Gallery DaHam(Ansan, Gyeonggi-do)

2014 Korea university museum (Seoul)

2012 GalleryHee (YangSan, Korea)

2011 GongArtSpace (Seoul, Korea)

2010 KIPS Gallery (Chelsea, New York, U. S. A.)

2008 Phillip Kang Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2008 DongSanBang Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2006 Tongin Auction Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2006 KenJi Taki Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2005 DongSanBang Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2003 DongSanBang Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2002 KenJi Taki Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2000 KenJi Taki Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

1999 KenJi Taki Gallery (Nagoya, Japan)

1996 Yuna Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

1993 Kukje Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

1990 Kumho Art Museum (Seoul, Korea)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Jeju, Paints Asia(Jeju World Natural Heritage Center, Jeju Island)

2019 15c Iron NOW‘( KU Artcenter, Daejeon)

2018 2.2.2(MaryTomas gallery, Dallas)

2018 ARTKOREA London(Le Dame gallery, London)

2017 Real landscape of korea, Dokdo & Ulleungdo(Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

2017 Seoul International art EXPO2017(COEX, Seoul, Korea)

2016 Sky A&C, Atlier story Exhibition(Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

2016 Seongnam Artfair2016(Seongnam Art Hall, Seongnam)

2015 Seongnam Artfair2015(Seongnam Art Hall, Seongnam)

2015 Korea-Germany Culture Exchane Exhibition(Berlin, Germany)

2014 KiunDream Exhibition (Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju)

2014 Hwayangyunhwa Exhibition (GalleryLotte, Daejun)

2012 Spoon Art Fair HongKong12(Grand Hyatt HongKong, HongKong)

2012 DA TONG International Mural Biennale(DaTong, China)

2012 Flowers and Sound (Korea American Cultural Arts Foundation, Washington)

2011 Autumn with Memory (Gallery Seorim, Seoul, Korea)

2011 Nine Scene Exhibition (Beijing, China)

2011 Summer Patronizing Exhibition (GongArtSpace, Seoul, Korea)

2010 Korea International Art Fair2010 (COEX, Seoul, Korea)

2010 Gangjin Celadon Art Project2010 (Cheongja Museum, Gangjin, Korea)

2010 Power of Gyeonggi Province (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

2009 Art HongKong’09(HongKong Convention&Exhition centre, HongKong)

2009 The 3rd Insa Art Festival (GanaInsa Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2009 PINK CITY (EveJari Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2008 Malaysia International Art EXPO2008 (Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre) Art Singapore Asian Art Fair2008 (Suntec singapore, Singapore)

2008 ‘08 Contemporary Atists from Korea(US Embassy KORUS house, Washington)

2007 Seoul Open Art Fair (COEX, Seoul, Korea)

2007 55 Selected Comtemporary Artists (Gold Inside, Seoul, Korea)

2007 Beijing ArtFair2007 (Beijing, China)

2006 Breathing of the Korean Fine Art (Korea Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2006 Here I am now (Central Saint Martins College, England)

2006 Oriental Metaphor (LOOP, Seoul, Korea)

2005 Space Tumsae Collection Exhibition (Space Tumsae, Seoul, Korea)

2005 Sehwa Travelog (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

2004 '2002 South Han River People's Talks about Painting (Yangpyong Clean Water Love Gallery, Yangpyong, Korea)

2004 The 15th Anniversary Special Exhibition (Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2003 '2003 South Han River People's Talks about Painting (Yangpyong Clean Water Love Gallery, Yangpyong, Korea)

2003 Value and Meaning of Diversity (Gongpyong Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2002 Beauty and Enlightenment (Seoul Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2002 South Han River People's Talks about Painting (Yangpyong Clean Water Love Gallery, Yangpyong, Korea)

2001 South Han River People's Talks about Painting (Yangpyong Clean Water Love Gallery, Yangpyong, Korea)

2001 Korean Fine Art, Aesthetics of Still and Dynamic (Gallery Lamer, Seoul, Korea)

2000 KIM Jeomsun & KIM Keunjoong Exhibition (Paco Gallery, Busan, Korea)

2000 The 2nd Multi-therapy Exhibition (Gongpyong Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

1999 Cologne ArtFair99 (Cologne, Germany)

1999 The 1st Multi-therapy Exhibition (Yugyong Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1998 4+1=5 Artists in Korea (Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University. New York)

1998 Seoul Art Exhibition (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

1997 Exhibition of Eastern Proposal (Solerick gallery, Palma, Spain)

1997 Exhibition of Our Tradition, Our Point of View (SungKok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

1997 Oriental Painters' Exhibition (Cheong Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1996 In Search for the Breathing of a Lost Empire (Dong-Ah Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1996 '96 Letters and Images (Hallim Museum, Seoul)

1995 Six Artists From Korea(Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York)

1995 '95 Korean Contemporary Art Tour Exhibition (9 nations including Hungary)

1995 Nature of Korea: Hidden Secret, Expressed Meditation (Park Yeo Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1994 40 Years of the Contemporary Art (Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1994 Exhibition commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Eastern Learning Member Farmers' Uprising (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

1993 Vision of the Korean Art in 2000s (Dongsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1993 Message of Spring - New World of the Korean Painting (Hyundai Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1992 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of the Korean Painting (Hankuk Museum of Art, Busan, Korea)

1992 9 Print Artists' Exhibition (Hyundai Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

1991 Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition (Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1991 '91 Hwarang Art Festival (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

1990 Exploration of the Korean Painting (Art Hall, Seoul, Korea)

1990 Young Perspective - Suggestion for Tomorrow (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

1989 '89 Seoul Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

1989 Korea-China Ink Painting Exhibition (Museum of History, Taipei)

1988 Plastic Art Exhibition (Dongdeok Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1988 '88 Korea-China Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition (Art Hall, Seoul, Korea)

1987 Exploration of the Korean Painting (Daejon Museum of Art, Daejon, Korea)

1987 Korean New-Generation Ink Painters' Exhibition (Ungsa Gallery, Taipei)


Awards and Residencies

1993 Total Art Prize (The 3rd Total Art Exhibition, Jangheung Total Museum of Art)

1990 Dongah Art Prize ('90 Dongah Art Festival, Gwacheon Hyundai Museum of Art)


Public Collections

Metropolitan museum

National Museum of Morden and Contemporary Art

Seoul Museum of Art

Suwon Museum of Art

Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art

Hoam Gallery

Total Museum of Contemporary Art

Kumho Art Museum

Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Yangpyong Museum of Art

SK Ulji-ro Head Office Building

SK Telecom Bundang Branch Building

Samsung Maebong Building

Yeouido Ssangyong Securities Head Office Building

Korea Broadcasting Company Building

Songdo Centroad Office Building

Mokdong Southside District Court and Prosecution Service Building

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