Byung Jin KIM

The artist composes the forms of the works with the logos of luxury brand, alphabet as a unit. When the visitors look the works from the far distance and then these are realized as the adorable figures. On the other hand, when the visitors look the works closer and then the symbols are realized which imply the hidden meanings. The intersections of the forms, colors, meaning of the symbols prompt the visitors for putting their efforts to read the implied meanings. The trial searches of the relationship between the forms, the symbols and the gaps inquiry the territory where they could not express themselves. It reveals the crack as well that mankind could not describe with their means of expression that invented by human. The signs, forms, materials, and techniques mutually supplement and conflict and it yields the new aesthetics that the artist never intended originally.

EDUCATION

2008 MFA, Suwon university, Major in sculpture, Suwon, Korea.
2003 BFA, Suwon university, Major in sculpture, Suwon, Korea.

SOLO EXHIBITION
2014 Art factory, Seoul, Korea
2013 Youngeun museum, Gyeonggido Korea
2012 Bien Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Gallery jinsun, Seoul, Korea
2009 Kimhyunjoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Times Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008 Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea.

SELECTED AWARDS
2007 Excellent Award, modern Art Contest, Korea.
2006 Excellent Award, The 1st POSCO Steel Art Award, Korea.
2006 Excellent Award, the University and Graduate School Students’ Sculpture Contest, Korea.
2005 Participation Prize, the Art Contest of Sculpture Park in Gang won Land, Korea.
2004 Excellent Award, The 40th Gyeonggi Art Contest, Korea.
2004 Special selection, Donga Art Contest, Korea.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS & SCULPTURE PARK COLLECTIONS
2012 Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea.
2011 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea.
2011 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, Korea.
2010 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
2008 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwachon, Korea.
2005 the Sculpture Park in Gangwon Land, Gangwon-do, Korea.
2005 the Sculpture Park located in the Naerin stream in Inje, Gangwon-do, Korea.
2001 the Sculpture Park of the World Ceramic Exposition, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS (PUBLIC)
2015 hillstate Apartment, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2015 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Macau
2014 POSCO the sharp Apartment, Seoul, Korea.
2014 lotteoutlet, Gwangmyeong,Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2014 Park Hyatt, hainan, China.
2014 GS shop headquarter , Seoul, Korea.
2014 Diageo , Seoul, Korea.
2013 Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, Korea.
2013 Esquire, Seoul, Korea.
2013 Thefirstprime, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2013 Y-haus Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2012 IFC Seoul Mall, Seoul, Korea.
2012 Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea.
2012 Daewoo Prugio Apartment, Incheon , Korea.
2012 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong.
2011 Samsung life, Incheon, Korea.
2010 Shinsegae Department Store, Incheon, Korea.
2010 Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Incheon, Korea.
2010 Philos Hotel, Pohang, Korea.
2010 Konkuk university Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2010 Palace Hotel, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Metapolis, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2009 Sono Pelice, Gangwon-do, Korea.
2009 Suwon District Court, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2009 Daou Tech, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2009 Forest of Dream Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2009 SolBridge International School of Business, Daejeon, Korea.
2007 O’sulloc Green tea Museum, Jeju Island, Korea.
2006 POSCO, Seoul, Korea.

Residency Program & Foundation
2011 Youngeun Art Studio, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
2009 Seoul Foundation for Arts and culture fund, Seoul, Korea.
2006 Seoul Foundation for Arts and culture fund, Seoul, Korea.