Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #11-KIM Whanki, Two Moons (1961)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
KIM Whanki, Two Moons (1961)
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles(KCCLA/Director Wijin Park) presents the 11th video of Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series: the Collection Open Lecture "KIM Whanki, Two Moons (1961)" by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) from MMCA's Youtube channel.
It is no exaggeration to say that Kim Whanki was one of the greatest Korean-born artists of the 20th century. It can be said with pride that he was even a world-leading artist. Considering that artists are supposed to speak through their works, Kim Whanki was the kind of artist who melted his entire life into his oeuvre and projected all his emotions and inner world upon his works.
KIM Whanki's "Two Moons" was painted in 1961. Among the works with blue tones that simplify the picture-plane using rough matiere, this work shows a climax of the typical characteristics seen in the artist's works of the 50s.
This Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #11 video is about 9 minutes long, presented by curator Kim Mi-hwa from MMCA.
We hope that you can discover the artist's entire life into his oeuve and projected all his emotions and inner world upon his works through this video!
KIM Whanki (1913-1974): Having studied in Tokyo and Paris, with exhibitions in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, KIM is one of the greatest Korean-born artists to be recognized internationally. He also contributed greatly to the birth of Korean abstract art. While characterized by drastic simplification and geometrical transformation of subjects, his work always portrays Korea’s tractional beauty and emotional sentiment of nature.