Byoung-Jin KIM

BIOGRAPHY

 

South Korean artist Byoung-Jin (1974) has hosted several solo exhibitions in Korea and Taiwan and joined numerous gallery group exhibitions and art fairs; he has also worked with some of the most prestigious commercial brands worldwide.

His art serves as symbolism of consumer goods in a striking 3D display and the artist always finds truthfulness in this creative method.

TECHNIQUE

 

His work is highly decorative and requires intensive labor as it is composed of countless pieces (logos, shapes) which are made of alphabet letters, built into a main figure. In his creative process, he repeatedly sculpts multiple layers of high-quality car paint while heating his pieces in a kiln.

The pieces, made of letters of the alphabet, appear to join art and the symbolism of consumer goods, in a seelingly 3-dimensional display. Based on the sketch, Kim forms the shape with clay, plaster, or FRP plastic. On top of this shape, which is used as base, he meticulously moulds together numerous shapes or letters in steel to reproduce the identical shape of the clay. After attentively smoothing the molded areas, he repeatedly sculpts multiple layers of high-quality car paint while heating his pieces in a kiln.

ARTWORKS
Byoung-Jin KIM

Pottery-love (170112), 2017

Steel, car paint

71 x 40 x 40 cm
28 x 15.7 x 15.7 in

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Balloon-hope (151217), 2015

Steel, car paint

44 x 44 x 54 cm
17.3 x 17.3 x 21.2 in

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Apple-love (170204), 2017

Steel, car paint

52 x 46 x 20 cm
20.5 x 18.1 x 7.9 in

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Pottery-lucky (170208), 2017

Steel, car paint

71 x 40 x 40 cm
28 x 15.7 x 15.7 in

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