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EELKWON

KIM

Eelkwon Kim’s landscapes have a direct reference to abstract painting. They operate as a hinge between the two–representation and abstraction–as a fulcrum, a balance beam, a way of seeing into the future. Kim’s series, entitled "Calm :Land," constitutes a kind of prophetic seismograph, a warning without deliberate calculation, a way of thinking and feeling in relation to the self. Kim understands that viewing the landscape is an intrinsic metaphysical action, a way of coming to terms with the reality of nature, with the infinity of the horizon line, with the calmness of the self, the solitude, the infinite grandeur of spiritual being in a world torn apart by fear and greed.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2007

Posco Art Museum in Seoul, Korea

 

2005

Andre Zarre Gallery in Chelsea, NYC

 

2005

Mediapia Gallery in Baltimore, MD

 

2004

John Jay Gallery in New York, NY

 

2003

Ye Mack Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2002

Nine Gallery in Gwangju, Korea

 

2001

Sinsegye Gallery in Gwangju, Korea

 

2000

Ye Mack Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1996

Galerie D'Art GNG in Paris, France

 

1995

Ye Mack Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2011

Christie's in New York, NY

Elga Wimmer PCC Gallery in Chelsea, NYC

KIAF, Korea International Art Fair in Seoul, Korea

Mee Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2010

Chungdam Art Festival in New York, NY

Gwangju Museum of Art in Gwangju, Korea

Insa Art Center in Seoul, Korea

 

2009

Gwanhun Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2008

Sejong Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea

 

2007

Seoul National Contemporary Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea

Emlip Art Museum in Gwangju, Korea

 

2006

Jacob Javit Center in New York, NY

 

2005

Seoul National Contemporary Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea

 

2001

Papp Gallery in Chelsea, NYC

 

COLLECTIONS

 

New York Korea Consulate General,  Seoul National Contemporary Museum of Art. Seoul Art Center, Gwangju Art Museum, Imok Museum of Art, Hyundai Motors India, New York Academy of Art, Long Island University and numerous public and private collections.

Untitled I, 2011

Untitled II, 2011