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Kim Suyeon

Kim Suyeon's work is reconstructed and directed into images of objects by repeatedly collaging images that imitate or borrow from reality. A gigantic balloon is twisted and flattened like a deflated balloon, and marble fragments are transformed into crumpled photographic fragments. A candle printed on the paper creates a landscape with hands and bodies suggesting fetishism. The images are objects that reflect the snobbery deep inside us today, and the landscape of the ghosts (images) remaining once the dismantled people and objects have vanished unfold. This direction seems to express the landscape in the mind that is freed from the density and gravity of everyday life. It is a landscape and space impossible in reality. The space created through a process that resembles how an editorial designer would work is both a drawing made with glue and scissors and an architecture. In this manner, the artist unburdens the original nature and weight of all objects, neutralizing them into a lightness without a care for gravity. 

Kim Suyeon (b.1986)

2013 M.F.A. Fine art, kookmin University, Korea

2010 B.F.A. Fine art, kookmin University, Korea


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Ghost-Cast, Gallery2, Seoul, Korea  

2014 Greenhouse, GALLERY HYUNDAI WINDOW GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2013 Shadow Box, Gallery2, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Beautiful and Kind Omens, Gana Art Busan, Busan

2015 55, Namdaemun Tax Office Annex Lot, Seoul 

2015 The Butterfly Effect, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul 

2015 Suyeon Kim and Jongwan Jang, HYUNDAIMOTORGROUP, Gyeonggi-do 

2015 Get Fat Project , space 291, Seoul

2015 Jop is art, Painter Suyeon Kim x Plant researcher Zeesooh Han, Gutakso, Seoul 

2015 Un Certain Regard, kumho Museum of Art, Seoul

2014 TOMORROW 2014, DDP, Seoul, Korea

2014 Duft der Zeit, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2014 BEXCO Young Artist Award, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2014 Today’s Salon, COMMON CENTER, Seoul, Korea

2013 Abudhabi Korea Art Month Exhibition, ArtHub, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

2013 The near future, far comfort, Gallery White Bolck, Gyeonggi, Korea

2012 99℃ Young Artist Exhibition, Seoul Art Space, Seogyo, Korea

2010 東邦妖怪, Doosan Art center, Seoul, Korea


Residency Programs & Awards

2014 BEXCO Young Artist Award, BEXCO, Busan, Korea 

2013-2015 9th Resident Artist, Kumho Art Studio

2013 ArtHub Resident Artist, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2012 99℃ Artist, Seoul Art Space_SEOGYO

2010 東邦妖怪, Art in Culture 


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