Ji Seon Kim 出身地・活動地:韓国


A continual feature of my work has been my concern with space in my paintings, and I am currently interested in playing with material and colour, making a space where people can travel into. I have recently been using a more complex palette. Expanding and challenging the use of my colour palette in my painting has allowed me to explore more curious and interesting visual spaces. It has also helped me open up new possibilities beyond image, as well as to transport the viewer to a different kind of space that feels both ordinary and unfamiliar- I would like to call this visual space, “Wonder-space”.

The reason for creating a “Wonder-space” in a flat canvas is the possibility, for me and of course the viewers, to indirectly experience a foreign land. I have realised through travels that staying at a new space away from life domain can provide a rest. I have tried to show people that art can provide a short leave from the thoughts of reality, which can be a spiritual relaxation as described by the concept of ‘Wa Yu’ in Eastern painting. The structure of the space in my works is a combination of fragments and impressions of my personal memories and imagination. The collected sources from mixing with the fragments and impression from my imagination and my memories are converted into abstract elements for landscape. Then my boundary-dissolving imagination steps in to create a new space. The result, ‘The Wonder-space provides viewers internal peace and aesthetic pleasure from witnessing a gap between boundaries.

‘Wonder- Space’ has been my long-term experiment. This reconstruction of spaces from my memory and my creation of imagined space had continued to 2011. After finishing Master course at Slade School of Fine Art, this subject matter has become more specified through my study on two boundaries – one is between figurative elements and abstraction, and the other is between reality and fantasy. What I am focused on, in this cross-over, is to extend the dimension of expressive freedom as much as possible while not leaning towards one side. I would like to more expanding and do more experiments with this limit between two different boundaries.



2012 Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London, UK (MFA Painting)
2010 Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London, UK (BA Painting)
2008. AUG – DEC. Cooper Union School of Art, NY, USA (Exchange program)
2006 Chelsea College Art and Design, London, UK(Foundation Degree)


<Private Exhibition>

2017 ‘Familiar, But Unfamiliar’, UM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2016 ‘The Temperature of Unknown Place’, Cheongju Art Centre, Korea
2014 ‘The Lazy Pleasure in the Landscape’, Gallery DOS, Seoul, Korea
2011 ‘Spring, Summer and Winter’ Joong-A Gallery, Seoul, Korea

<Group Exhibition>

2016 ‘Documentation: The Traces of 10 years, The Future of The 10 years’,
Cheong-ju Art Centre, Cheong-ju, Korea
‘24th Night 25th Day’, Cheong-ju Art Centre, Cheong-Ju, Korea
2015 ‘Studying Modest Moment’, Gachon University Museum, Korea
‘YMCA+YWCA’, Gallery IMAZOO, Seoul, Korea
‘B Side’, Miaree Texas Project, Seoul, Korea
‘Warming Up’, Cheong-ju Art Centre, Cheong-ju, Korea
2014 ‘Affinity 90’, Chosun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
‘Common Centre Opening Exhibition- Today’s Salon’,
Common Centre, Seoul, Korea
2013 ‘Homo Utopicus’, HADA Contemporary, London, UK
‘Lee Jinhan & Kim Ji Seon’, HADA Contemporary, London, UK
‘The Space of Difference Part 1’, Chosun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2012 ‘Imaginary Landscape’, Miel, Seoul, Korea
‘MFA/MA Degree Show 2012’, Slade School of Fine Art, London
‘Modern Art Show’, St.George’s Hall, London, UK
2011 ‘Rainbow Project’, Gabulre Gallery, Seoul, Korea
‘The Devour’, Affordable Art Fair Young Artists’ Show, London, UK
2010 ‘Imaginary Landscape’, Arch402 Gallery, London, UK
‘ASYAAF 2010’ Part-2’, Sungshin women’s University, Seoul
‘Greenlovebrown’, Paik Hae Young Gallery, Seoul, Korea
‘BA Degree Show 2010’, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
‘The Slade’, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London, UK
2009 ‘Project standing by…/Beyond Taboo’, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul
2008 ‘New Work’, Great Hall gallery, New York, USA
2004 ‘Ssohdah’ project 2, MY ART Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2003 ‘Ssohdah’ Project 1’, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Changwon district Court, Jinju, South Korea


Stephanie Sadler, Liitle London Observationist, 2010


2017 Daegu Art Factory Residency, Daegu, South Kora
2015 – 2016 Cheongju Art Residency, Cheong-Ju, South Korea
Public Collection: Jinju District Court, JinJu, South Korea


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