With the international art world’s focus turning towards Korean art
, many of the country’s great artists are getting their due—and we expect
to be one of them. The acclaimed painter, critic, and professor has been an authoritative voice on the Seoul painting scene since the early 1990s, thanks in large part to his bold paintings, which fuse traditional Korean artistic themes (nature and spirituality) with a
aesthetic. In this a new canvas, titled The Song of Life
(2016), Kim sets striking, cartoonish renderings of flora and fauna against a delicately executed mountainscape reminiscent of 15th-century Joseon dynasty landscape painting.