Kim Hyunsoon is a Korean artist that creates unique sculptures. His hyper-realistic sculptures are about his childhood memories and dreams which are seasoned with delicate and subtle sentimentalism.
Of his hyperrealistic part-human, part-animal creatures, the Korean artist says, ‘Among the various things that form me such as experience, memories, dreams and ideals, I visualize the novel-like, non-realistic, surreal subjects to conjure them out from the world of fantasy to the space of reality. Sometimes I am part of it, sometimes they talk with me, and sometimes I observe them.’
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Kim Hyunsoo studied sculpture in Hongik University and its graduate school. His works have been shown through the two solo exhibitions he had at Kwanhoon Gallery (2005, Seoul) and Gallery Hyundai (2009, Seoul) and many group shows at DOOSAN Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Gallery Hyundai and Ulsan Museum.
In his works, the two contrasting figures are reflective of the conditions by which the moderns are confronted. As suggested by the arrow in the hand of the young boy, the social and realistic confinements prevent modern people including himself from realizing their childhood dreams and maintaining their innocence. The will to life has not yet been lost.
With this sculptures, the artist show us very clearly his point of view and its critics to modern society.
First Prize on October Salon exhibition, Micro-Narratives, October Salon, Belgrade
Young Artist Award, Hongik Sculpture Association, Seoul, Korea
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