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Kim Min-Jung

BUILDING MOUNTAINS February 2nd, 2017 - March 11th, 2017

Published by JanKossen Ltd 4th edition © January 2017 All rights served Printed in USA

New York, NY... JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present "Building Mountains," Minjung Kim?s first Solo Show in New York. The work of Kim demonstrates her foundation in the traditional Korean calligraphic arts as well as the influence of mid-20th Century abstract expressionism, both of which celebrate the ability to convey energy and spirit through the manipulation of line and practiced spontaneity. Her artworks make use of small torn pieces of Hanji, a traditional handmade paper from Korea, as well as ink and paint in a sculptural capacity creating the illusion of dimensionality, geometric form, and architectural minimalism. Her work explores the expressive potential of pure material. The tone of her work is often at once contemplative and whimsical, ethereal and scientific. It moves onlookers to consider man?s place in nature and our relationships to each other. She is hesitant to label her work as art -- rather she describes her practice as a ?discipline of life,?a meditative process which simultaneously requires her to focus her energy and to clear her mind. Kim obtained her MFA and PhD at Seoul National University. She has been widely exhibited with exhibitions at such prestigious institutions as Danwon Museum of Art, Shangshang Museum of Art, Seoul Art Center, Bunan Museum of Art, Namsong Museum of Art, and Hanwan Museum of Art. She has won countless awards and honors including the 2004 Dong-A Art Prize, 20th Kyungin Great Art Prize, and the 7th Nahyseuk W omen Art Prize. She currently lives and works in Korea.

Landscapeof Contemporary People14/ 7 - 2014 Hanji paper on wooden board 51.1 x 38.1 inches (129.8 x 96.8 cm)

Building Forest 15/ 19 - 2015 Hanji paper on wooden board 65 x 51.2 inches (165 x 130 cm)

Landscapeof Contemporary People14/ 8 - 2014 Hanji paper on wooden board 330.2 x 246.4 inches (130 x 97 cm)

Landscapeof Contemporary People14/ 10 Diptych - 2014 Hanji paper on wooden board 63.8 x 102.4 inches (162 x 260 cm)

Building Forest 15/ 1 - 2015 Hanji paper on wooden board 63.8 x 154.3 inches (162 x 392 cm)

Building Forest 15/ 21 - 2015 Hanji paper on wooden board 51.1 x 129.9 inches (130 x 330 cm)

Building Forest 15/ 20 - 2016 Hanji paper on wooden board 51.1 x 51.1 inches (130 x 130 cm)

Building Forest 15/ 18 - 2015 Hanji paper on wooden board 65 x 51.2 inches (165 x 130 cm)

Building Forest 14/ 5 - 2016 Hanji paper on wooden board 51.2 x 51.2 inches (130 x 130 cm)

Installation view

Installation view

About Us JanKossen Contemporary focuses primarily on abstract, conceptual art created by both established and mid-career international talents. Providing a platform for Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern-based artists who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to exhibit outside their home borders adds an extra dimension to the gallery program.

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Published by JanKossen Ltd 3rd edition © July 2016 All rights served Printed in USA

Kim Min-Jung: Building Mountains