Young-sung Kim

Young-sung Kim

Goyang, Ilsandong-Gu, South Korea

About Young-sung Kim

Born in Seoul Korea 1973.
Representative Gallery - Waterfall Gallery, New York. Plus One Gallery, London.
In an economically driven world where we are conditioned to subconsciously place value on the genuinely invaluable, Young Sung Kim has visually critiqued the level at which we place "value" on objects both commercially and ethically. Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material, it seems that as a society our ideas of how something is valued are intrinsically rooted in commerce.
This series expresses the modern society where lives are threatened and many things have disappeared due to the advanced development of material civilizations. The coexistence of objects representing Life and Object are shown as a piece of advertisement or a theatrical piece to analyze and depict the phenomenon cold-heartedly to express the desolation of modern society and nihilism of modern people and to reveal humans' negligence of life.


1997 Graduated from Department of Painting, College of Fine Art, Hongik University.


∎Collections -Long Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Art Retreat Museum, OCI Museum, etc.
1997 MBC Art Competition – Encouragement Prize
New-Frontier Competition – Outstanding Prize
Contemporary Sculpture Competition – Special Selection
Sanghyung Group Competition – Special Selection
1996 Korea Youth Biennale – Young Artist Awards of Korea
Donga Art Competition – Special selections
in Painting and Sculpture Divisions
Jungang Biennale – Selection in 2D Division
MBC Korea Conceptual Sculpture Competition – Selection
Korea Art Competition – Selection, etc 30 times.


∎Solo Exhibitions
2016 Redsea Gallery Invitational, Brisbane
2014 COOHAUS ART, New York
2013 Gana Insa Art Center, Seoul
2008 Gallery K Invitational, Seoul
1998 Korea Youth Biennale Invitational / Daegu Cultural Center, Daegu
1997 Do-ol Art Town, Seoul, etc 20 times.

∎Group Exhibitions
2020 Clear Vision/ MOCA LI, New York
2020 ARTLIFE FEST/ Moscow Manege, Moscow
2019 Abstraction vs. Realism/ VW Contemporary, GreenwichCT
2019 Mixed Media/ Menier Gallery, LONDON
2018 Splendid Moments/ Clayarch Museum, Gimhae
2018 HYPERREALISM/ Museu Del Tabac, Andorra
2018 Asia Contemporary Art/ Long Museum, Shanghai
2017 SEE: New Hyperrealism/ Hongik Museum Of Art, Seoul
2017 A Sustaining Life/ Waterfall Gallery, New York
2016 Winter Show 2016/ Plus One Gallery, LONDON
2016 Hyperrealism : Breathe Alive/ Hyundai Arts Center, Ulsan
2016 Summer Show/ Gallery Valentine, New York
2016 Alive Paintings : Hyperrealism/ GS Caltex Yeulmaru, Yeosu
2015 KULIM KIM, YOUNGSUNG KIM Two Artists Show / OCI Museum, Seoul
2015 Fermented Souls / Waterfall Gallery, New York
2015 ART 2015- World Top Three Art Masters special booth / Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
2014 FEEL LIFE / Waterfall Gallery, New York
2014 Fish Painting Exhibition / Naeseolak Public Museum, Inje
2013 North Seoul Museum of Art Opening Exhibition / Seoul
2013 The hare and The Tortoise Exhibition / Yangpyung Art Museum, Yangpyung
2013 Korea Galleries Art Fair / COEX, Seoul
2012 Hyperrealism Paintings: Unfamiliar Life / Tour of Municipal Art Museum of Seoul, Seoul
2011-2013 KIAF/ COEX, Seoul
2011 FINE ART ASIA 2011 / Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
2010-2012 Korea Conceptual Competition / Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
2009 Korea Selected Artist Exhibition / Municipal Art Museum of Seoul, Seoul
2007 Rest: : Take Exhibition / Gallery Royal Opening Exhibition, Seoul
2002-2004 Donga Art Festival Invitational Exhibition / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon
1997 Contemporary Art Exhibition for the World–Wave of Forms / Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul
1996 Korean Contemporary Art Wave / Central Artist House, Moscow , etc 100 times.