Yongchul Kim

Engaging Portraits and Floating Brushstrokes

Yongchul Kim’s (b. Yeosu, South Korea 1982; lives and works in Stuttgart) paintings serve as the primary medium for his reflections on the origin of human existence, his own identity as well as the ways in which society influences the individual. His works capture moments in a constantly changing state. The figures often dissolve into the painting’s surface. Sometimes the people or animals Yongchul Kim depicts emerge from the shadows of color; sometimes they are swallowed up by them. All the same, they seem to consistently assert themselves against indefinable forces. His art is a celebration of painting, as well as an attempt to locate the individual in the existential presence.

The monograph presents a cross section of works from the last years for the first time. The essay is written by Dr. Tobias Wall.

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