Kim Chong Hak Exhibition

Tomio Koyama Gallery

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Kim Chong Hak was born in 1937. Known for depicting scenes of Mount Seorak, flowers and birds, as well as butterflies through means of passionate brushstrokes, vigorous compositions, and vibrant colors, Chong Hak has presented a wide variety of works throughout his extensive career that spans over 50 years. He is also referred to as “the Korean Picasso,” due to his continuous artisitic practice, even at the current age of 81. This exhibition marks his third presentation in Japan, and the first in 44 years since his solo exhibition at Muramatsu Gallery in 1974, following one in 1970.
This show features approximately 12 works including a selection of new paintings. Differing from his previous works with dense pictorial planes, his new “white series” has plenty of blank spaces remaining in the background of individual works. The works in which the stretches of lines representing plants and the expanse of space conveyed through the blank areas evokes a certain contemporary sensitivity as the artist’s new attempt in expression. A rare opportunity as the first solo presentation by the artist in Japan since his previous showing 44 years ago, viewers are invited to encounter Kim’s strong originality that derives from his extensive career of working internationally.



from February 24, 2018 to March 31, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-02-24 from 18:00 to 20:00


Kim Chong Hak



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