MEEYOUNG KIM | 김미영

As a young emerging Korean artist, her work is full of positive energy, one can easily find a restful or vibrant image surrounded by her works. Meeyoung’s abstract paintings that adapt “wet-on-wet” painting technique that covers the surface with fresh new paints before the previously administered layers are fully dried off. She intuitively captures a moment of sensations and trivial emotions in daily life, feelings of promenade, passing landscapes seen through the window of a train carriage, scent and taste of food, fresh breeze, which awake viewers’ memories and senses.

 

Meeyoung has been developing her work into “Pictorial Sculpture,” or “Sculptural Painting.” The way she applies thick paint and scrapes it off reveals “sculptural contemplation.” The thick matière sticks out from the edge and surface of canvas brings the space into the painting. Her painting invites three-dimensional space into the two-dimensional flat canvas; viewers can experience the coexistence between the flatness of painting and expanded rhythmical gestures in all directions as they walk along the artwork.

 

The artist recalls a moment in London, when she was in a graduate program. "At that time, I was struggling with uncertainty of the future and difficult circumstances. I burst into tears and closed eyes for a while. When I opened my eyes, I deliberately started to imagine what scenery I would have liked to see - fruit trees planted in the prosperous soil, fresh water, and people who just harvested those fruits smiling... I suddenly felt happy again, started to paint again right away.”

 

According to Meeyoung, she thinks that an artwork must deliver a certain impression, intense message, and echo. A painting gets meaningful when it is arresting, that makes viewers to take a moment in front of it.

She applies multiple layers of gesso on the canvas; this allows paints to be settled smoothly and draw grid with pencil and ruler. It is a psychological process for her as a passage, that leads her to enter into a different dimension. As a symbolic act, Meeyoung consider the space where she exists and the world in the painting as a door or window. During this process, she imagines ambiance, brushstroke, and colors which will fill out the canvas and decide brush and color she will use. Finally, she applies oil paint on the canvas following her abstract thoughts and plans.

 

Meeyoung Kim holds BFA and MFA in Korean Painting in Ewha Womans University, in Seoul.  After that, she studied Painting, at the Royal College of Art, in London.  Her academic background can explain why Asian philosophy, technique, and colors are revealed in the process while she works with oil paints. Her works are a part of the collection of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Art Bank, Gwacheon, Korea and The Work Project Global, Singapore.

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biography

EDUCATION

2014  MA in Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2011  MFA in Korean Painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea

2008  BFA in Korean Painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019  Summer Hill, Noblesse Collection, Seoul, Korea

2018  Painted Painting, Gallery Kiche, Seoul, Korea

2017  Wet on Wet, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2016  Sunlight House, l’espace 71, Seoul, Korea

2015  Both Sides Now, Space Chapter Ⅱ, Seoul, Korea

2015  Green Paintings, Sophie’s Tree, New York, U.S.A

2012  Disconnected Connection, Gallery Dos, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020  Accidental Impromptu, Dohing Art, Seoul, Korea

2020  Nunc Fluens, Foundwill Art Society, Seoul, Korea

2019  Dear Plant, Soda Museum, Hwaseong, Korea

2019  Solo Show (COOP) with Artside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2018  All Over, Hite Collection, Seoul, Korea

2018  Layered/Overlapped, AMC Lab, Seoul, Korea

2017  Intuition, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017  Nuance, Gallery Kiche, Seoul, Korea

2017  Cocoon 2017, Space K, Gwachoen, Korea

2016  Rules, ONE AND J. GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2017  Unexpected Salon, HnART, Seoul, Korea

2014  Art Graduate Prize, Herbert Smith Free Hills, London, UK

2014  Mok Space Award, London, UK

2014  SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014  Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2013  RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery,  London, UK

2013  PNTG NOVEMBER, Henry Moore Gallery, London, UK

2013  Portes Ouvertes, Cité des Arts, Paris, France

2013  Nomadologies, Open Plan, London, UK

2013  Notes to Self, Dyson Gallery, London, UK

2013  Ears of Time, Shinhan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012  Memory Politics, Zaha Museum, Seoul, Korea

2011  Kunstdoc Artist Cluster, Kuntdoc, Seoul, Korea

2010  Wonderful Pictures, Ilmin Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

AWARDS

2016  Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France

2014  Herbert Smith Free Hills Art Graduate Prize Short Listed, London, UK

2014  Mok Space Award Finalist Listed, London, UK

2013  Paris Studio Award Winner, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2013  Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France

 

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Art Bank, Gwacheon, Korea

The Work Project Global, Singapore

Restautant Evett, Seoul, Korea

Hana Bank HQ, Seoul, Korea

Sewoong Global, Seoul, Korea

ODE Maison, Seoul, Korea

Daemyung Hotel & Resort, Korea

Roland Cowan Architects, London, UK

Korea Rural Community Corporation, Naju, Korea

Kwangjuyo HQ, Seoul, Korea

Yongwon C,C, Changwon, Korea

Najin Hospital, Daejeon, Korea

selected works

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16_Lemon_and_Violet_Wave_100_x_80_cm_oil_on_canvas_2021

14_The_Painter_s_Farm_Lime_and_Cobalt_Blue_91_x_117_cm_2021_7bb16c07-da88-4928-afe0-dbece586b2fd

24_Taste_of_Rose_72

The_Painter_s_Jungle_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D16_H_42_cm_03

The_Painter_s_Jungle_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D16_H_42_cm_05

The_Painter_s_Garden_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_16_H_42_cm_03

The_Painter_s_Garden_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_16_H_42_cm_02

The_Painter_s_Farm_Persian_Rose_and_Emerald_Green_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_25_H_40_cm_05

The_Painter_s_Farm_Persian_Rose_and_Emerald_Green_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_25_H_40_cm_02

The_Painter_s_Farm_Lemon_and_Cerulean_Blue_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_13_H_42_cm_01

Taste_of_Rose_2021_Paintings_on_Ceramics_D_28_H_42_cm_01

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Synthetic Moment

Aug 14, 2021