Kibong Rhee
Korean, born 1957
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Tina Kim Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2018,
Tina Kim Gallery
2016
Kukje Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016,
Kukje Gallery
2014
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery at Frieze London 2014,
Kukje Gallery

Water is the primary element that informs Kibong Rhee's ephemeral landscape paintings. The artist believes that water, in all its forms, embodies life's fleetingness, existing somewhere between the spiritual and physical worlds. Kibong incorporates these qualities into his work, emphasizing the mutability of forms and our perceptions of them. Layering clear Plexiglas atop canvas, he creates painted scenes from the natural world that are hazy and dreamlike, almost apparitions. In Thought, Action, or Dream (2013), a hillside of trees is partially obscured by fog. The trees seem to be simultaneously taking shape and disappearing, caught in a perpetual state of flux.

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