Notice of an upcoming exhibition to the East of the City:
Kim Jin Kwan
5th Base Gallery | 23 Heneage Street | London E1 5LJ | www.5thbase.co.uk
7th – 12th October 1pm – 6pm
Private view 6th October 6pm – 9pm in the presence of the artist (everyone welcome)
Fallen leaves stems, and seeds are natural objects, showing an aspect of nature in which the cycles of growth and extinction repeat. We humans ruminate on our own lives through nature’s activity. We reflect our finite lives onto nature’s infinite realm.
Kim Jin Kwan’s paintings feel quite forlorn and heartrending. All traces of destitution and complexity have been removed through the use of modest colors and overly succinct, plain brush lines which can be painted only by one who finds enlightenment in nature and life. They appear endlessly shabby before the visual-centered desire of contemporary art armed with massiveness, spectacles, and flashy logic but they are nevertheless quite moving and strikingly inspired by his warm heartedness
Bahk Young-taik: Kyonggi University Professor & Art Critic
Kim Jin Kwan
Year of Birth : 1954
1979 B.F.A., Painting, The College of Fine Arts, ChoongAng Univ.
1987 M.F.A., Oriental Painting, The College of Fine Arts, ChoongAng Univ.
Solo·Exhibition: 18 times (Seoul, Beijing, New York, Frankfurt)
Group·Exhibition: 200 times
1983 – The 2nd Youth Artists Exhibition (The National Museum of Contemporary Art)
1989 – Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Art (The National Museum of Contemporary Art)
1997 – The Exhibition for Cities and Arts (Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1999 – Collection of Award Winning Artists (Ho-Am Gallery)
2005 – Seoul Art Exhibition (Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art)
2011 – Asia Art Festival (Changwon Sungsan Art Center)
2015 – Play with Drawing (Ilwoo Space)
2016 – Being in Nature (Museum San)
Currently a Professor of Oriental Painting at the Art College of Sungshin Women’s University