I am a Korean Berlin-based painter who is fascinated by how humans and human nature should be portrayed in a contemporary manner. Portrait painting spans across all generations of art styles. It unfolds and reveals social dynamics, ideology, and customs of the respective period. In this way, portrait painting is both the most timeless and subjective discipline in art. During the recent past, the possibilities to visually represent ourselves have never been greater. We all draw our own portraits in real time and they are constantly evolving. I investigate this popularization and transformation of portrait culture in the digital world.


Education

2013 - 2015 Innenarchitektur Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

2004 - 2008 Bachelor of fine art, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul


Solo Exhibitions

2016 „EXhibition“, Ex Berlin, Berlin, DE

2017 "City of Singles" Portraits of Tinder, Ex Berlin, Berlin, DE

2019 Portraits of Tinder Project (Part 2), 20square7, Berlin, DE

2020 "Meme Paintings" SomoS, Berlin, DE 


Group Exhibitions

2009 „Pick up Art“, Samcheung Gallery Seoul, KR

2009 „Playground in August“, Gallery Young, Seoul, KR

2010 „Hot Issue“, Gallery Gaia, Seoul, KR

2016 „Fremder Alltag“, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst / Leipzig, Leipzig, DE

2019 Open Studio at GlogauAIR, Berlin, DE

2020 Sprache in der Kunst, KUNST.RAUM.STEGLITZ. e.V, Berlin; DE

2020 BBA Artist Prize 2020“  BBA Gallery, DE 


Art Fair & Residence 

2016 „Art...Essenz 2016", Berlin, DE

2019  Glogau A.I.R., Berlin, DE

2020 SomoS Artist Residence Program, Berlin, DE


Award

2018  Nomination  „Eb-Dietzsch-Kunstpreis für Malerei", Volksbank eG, Gera, DE

2018  Nomination  artig Kunstpreis 2018", Artig.e.V, Allgäu, DE


Contact

contact@jiyeonkim.de


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