Sundays @galeriefuchs: Yongchul Kim

 

This Easter Sunday we show new works by Yongchul Kim ( *1982 ). In his paintings, the South Korean artist explores the search for a reality that exists beyond subjective perception.

Yongchul Kim – Frau
2021, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
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Galerie Thomas Fuchs

Yongchul Kim – Frau
2021, oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm ( 39 1/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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Thus, the head of the woman almost dissolves in the expressive brushstrokes of Yongchul Kim as if to reveal the view of the innermost of the figure and the actual reality.


Installation View

Yongchul Kim – Blumen
2020, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
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The "vanitas" symbol, that is, the representation of the transience of things, becomes an integral part of Yongchul Kim's floral representations. This is because the artist does not want to paint the "beautiful" things, since beauty is momentary and does not last forever. The flowers are depicted with his fluid and almost fleeting brushstroke as he is showing their life in time-lapse. Blossom and decay merge in multi-colored brushstrokes, referring to the finite nature of things.

Galerie Thomas Fuchs

Yongchul Kim – Blumen
2020, oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm ( 39 1/3 x 31 1/2 in )

sold

Yongchul Kim – Blumen
2021, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 cm
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Galerie Thomas Fuchs

Yongchul Kim – Blumen
2021, oil on canvas
30 x 25 cm ( 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in )

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Yongchul Kim – Hund
2021, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 cm
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Galerie Thomas Fuchs

Yongchul Kim – Hund
2021, oil on canvas
30 x 25 cm ( 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in )
( YK/P 129 )

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In the case of the dog, too, the outer layer of its body disappears in the dynamic brushstrokes. Yongchul Kim thus refers not only to the transience of the skin but also to the fact that reality lies behind the outer appearance.


Installation View

Within a painting, Yongchul Kim's motifs and figures emerge and simultaneously perish and are thus exposed to constant change, whereby the artist builds up an alluring tension.

 

More information about Yongchul Kim can be found here.

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