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MANHEE

KIM

ManHee Kim paints with the high energy of the great Abstract Expressionists. While the abstract paintings of Kim Man Hee are filled with broad sweeps of pigment and embodied gestural nuances, they also hold memories of time and place. The viewer will see the direct use of primary color in Kim’s work – the reds, blacks, blues, and violets – as carriers of vivid emotion. They suggest the sound of wind blowing through the mountain passes, the hills, meadows, and vales. As Kim’s extended brushwork moves across the surface of his canvases, intervals of rhythmic notation and expression can be felt. In the process of being seen, they suggest feelings of the wind being consumed by aggregates of color within the artist’s wild, sweeping gestures. There is force in these paintings: the force of beauty in the process of revealing itself, on the threshold of coming alive.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012

Riverside Gallery in New York, NY

 

2011

Able Fine Art Gallery in New York, NY

 

2010

Tokyo Mi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Gono Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Seoul Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2009

Europe Art Gallery in Paris, France

KCC Gallery in New Jersey

Seoul Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2008

Salon the Hululu Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, Korea

 

2006

Sunlight Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Repin Academy Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

2005

Gallery Couteron in Paris, France

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2013

Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York, NY

Godo Gallery in Seoul, Korea

Houston Fine Art Fair in Houston, TX

 

2012

Able Fine Art Gallery in Beijing, China

Tokyo Art Fair JCAA in Tokyo, Japan

 

2011

Scope New York Art Show in New York, NY

Albe Fine Art in Chelsea, NY

 

2010

ARTEX New York in New York, NY

ARTEX Seoul in Seoul, Korea

ARTEX Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan

Soo Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2009

ARTEX Paris in Paris, France

Kyoto City Museum in Kyoto, Japan

Seoul Museum in Seoul, Korea

Insa Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2008

Seoul Gallery in Seoul, Korea

Soo Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

Wind, 2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 23 X 35 inches

Engaged in Animated Conversation 5, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 45 inches

Sensitivity 10, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 31 x 45 inches