Nam Joo Kim
Water, Moon, Mirror, Flower, Nam Joo Kim, Mixed Media
Mirror and I
"The mirror makes us ask fundamental questions and face ourselves."
The concept of mirror work is the conflict of time. In other words, images reproduced in the past create conflicts inside and outside the work, along with images that are now seen in the mirror. The dynamic mirror of three-dimensional space and the static confrontation of two-dimensional painting, going further back, repeats Narcissus' agony of wanting to possess his reflected image forever in the water.
The mirror is the window of truth and the object of the spear itself is naturally the object of destruction of the wall. It is only when I intentionally move that the spear can exist as a 'frame drawing the world in my own way'. Eventually, the view outside the window serves as a mirror that reflects our lives.
I break the wall of my mind, look at others beyond reality through my window and paint with a feeling of touching their minds. If you look at me there again, you can find another true me. So I start a conversation with myself in the mirror.
Hydrologic - The moon reflected in the water, flowers reflected in the mirror, and things that you can see but cannot be grasped by hand are pictured on the mirror. The silhouette of a woman standing in a graceful manner, another self-drawn from the depths of her long years, the mother of my mother, and the mother of her mother, dressed in flowers in her plain skirt.
A flower revolt
Nam Joo Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
1996 SVA, MFA of Fine Arts, New York
1992 Hong ik University, Master Degree of Fine Arts, Seoul
1990 Hong ik University, Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts, Seoul
1999 “VOICELESS”, Studioventicinque , Milan, Italy
1998 “VOICELESS”, Noho Gallery, New York, New York
1996 School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York.
1993 Chung Nam gallery, Seoul
1991 Now Gallery, Seoul
2019 NJ Seoul: New Art from the Korean Diaspora , Gallery Bergen in Paramus,NJ
2018 3rd.ETUDE "Life in America", Riverside gallery,NJ
2007 Fall Art Show for helping the poorest children with World Vision, ACC gallery, NJ
1998 “On the Threshold”, Generous Miracles Gallery, New York
1997 Group Show, Reggio Gallery, New York
1996 Dialogue-16 Variables Gallery, New York
1996 MFA Special Projects, Visual Arts Gallery, New York
1996 “Seams” Open Studio, New York
1993 Chungnam in the early Spring, Chungnam Gallery, Seoul
1992 “Nature, Human and Art”, Sonamoo Gallery, Seoul
“Sense & response”, Hansun Gallery, Seoul
90’s Art, Course and Group, Chungnam Gallery, Seoul
1991 New Paragon, Na Gallery, Seoul
Message & Media, Kwanhoon Gallery,Seoul
Development and Extension Of Contemporary Art, Kum-Ho Gallery, Seoul
1990 The 9th Korea Art Grand Prize Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art,Kwachon Gallery, Seoul
Unwilling a Spring, Now Gallery, Seoul
The 2nd Exhibition of Time & Space, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
The 3rd Union for the Tomorrow, Chungnam Gallery
The 4th Union for the Tomorrow, Indeco Gallery
“C-516”,Sonamoo Gallery, Seoul
The Cupid, Gallery Doll, Seoul
The Cupid, Gallery Fine, Seoul
The Cupid, sonamoo Gallery, Seoul
1989 The 16th Independents Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Arts, Kwachon
Contemporary Printmaking of Grand Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul
1990 Award of the Korea Art Grand Prize Competition, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul
1989 Award of the National Univ. Art Competition, Seoul
1989 Award of the Contemporary Printmaking of Grand Prize Competition, Fine Arts Center, Seoul