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Ha Rhin Kim
updated: 01/09/2009
website: www.harhin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Rotte Tree 2007-12
Rotte Tree 2007-11
Rotte Tree 2007-14
Rotte Tree 2007-13
Rotte Tree 2008-10
Rotte Tree 2007-01
Rotte Tree 2004-20
Awakening
Rotte Tree 2006-06
I'm Scared, But I Want to Approach. I Want to Approach, But I'm Scared
Flux
Rotte Tree 2005-10
Rotte Tree 2005-16
trans. 2-1
Rotte Tree 2004-18
 
Portfolio Keywords:  dreams, identity, spiritual, meditative, process, nature, organic, psychological, gestural
 
 
Rotte Tree 2007-12 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2007-12
Acrylic on Mylar
2007
43" x  36" 
Rotte Tree 2007-11 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2007-11
Acrylic on Mylar
2007
30" x  42" 
Rotte Tree 2007-14 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2007-14
Acrylic on Mylar
2007
42" x  42" 
Rotte Tree 2007-13 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2007-13
Acrylic on Mylar
2007
42" x  47" 
Rotte Tree 2008-10 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2008-10
Fluorescent Acrylic on Mylar (under Black Light), 301 pieces of Painting installed in Room
2006
14 " x  18 " 
Rotte Tree 2007-01 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2007-01
Acrylic on Mylar
2007
24" x  18" 
Rotte Tree 2004-20 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2004-20
Acrylic on Mylar
2004
30 " x  42 " 
Awakening by Ha Rhin Kim
Awakening
Acrylic on Mylar
2008
18 " x  46 " 
Rotte Tree 2006-06 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2006-06
Fluorescent Acrylic on Mylar (under Black Light)
2006
23" x  28" 
I'm Scared, But I Want to Approach. I Want to Approach, But I'm Scared by Ha Rhin Kim
I'm Scared, But I Want to Approach. I Want to Approach, But I'm Scared
Fluorescent Acrylic on Mylar (under Black Light), 82 pieces of Painting attached on Wall Space
2006
104" x  150" 
Flux by Ha Rhin Kim
Flux
Acrylic on Mylar
2005
42" x  46" 
Rotte Tree 2005-10 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2005-10
Acrylic on Mylar
2005
24" x  36" 
Rotte Tree 2005-16 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2005-16
Acrylic on Mylar
2005
18" x  24" 
trans. 2-1 by Ha Rhin Kim
trans. 2-1
Digital Print on Achival Paper
2005
Dimensions variable
Rotte Tree 2004-18 by Ha Rhin Kim
Rotte Tree 2004-18
DVD, Color, Silent, 177-second loop
2004
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

I create images of human beings in a metaphorical sense. These images become symbols, integrating philosophical concepts and feelings for my work. Through such symbolization of my work, I suggest that the common denominator is that the essence of human beings is always in process. For a human being, every moment is in a process and continuity of becoming. This situation is represented by human bodies, which always have the potentiality of changing.

The density of these patterns created from the lines constitutes a human figure in my paintings, and the same pattern is painted on a human body in my video works. The pattern makes a human body look like branches of a tree or feathers of a bird. With the feeling of mysterious ambiguity, the upward tendency given by the image of a tree, which is growing, or a bird, which is soaring higher and higher, reflects a human being’s entelechy.

The ways I express my ideas and feelings never have material limitations. I’m exploring a wide range of art-styles and techniques in creative ways crossing the boundaries of dimensional qualities and media in concrete levels, because choosing the best form to represent my concepts properly is important to me.

By way of example, the painting is applied on real human bodies, and the humans who are painted on their bodies perform with body. Also, two-dimentional paintings are converted to an installation work, and gathered photos become a video diverting a temporal dimension.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo  EXHIBITIONS

The End of the Start, EX Gallery, NY, 2006

Sublimity; The End of Start 2002, Gong Gallery, Seoul, 2002

 Selected Group EXHIBITIONS 

2008  The Winter Salon-Works on Paper, Björn Ressle Gallery, NY

            NURTUREart 2008 Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, NY

            SAWCC2008 Art Auction Benefit, Tamarind ART Gallery, NY

            Unreal City, Gallery Satori, NY 

            Kindergarten-A Conceptual Playground For Artists, World Cultural Open Center, NY 

            Flora, Fauna & Fons Vivus, Gallery Oms, NJ  

2007  ARWI International Art Fair, Puerto Rico

          GLAAD Out Auction NYC, Metropolitan Pavilion, NY

          Most Curatorial Biennial, Apexart, NY

          Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, NY

          700IS Film Festival, Culture Centre of  Fljótsdalshérað, Reindeerland, Iceland

2006  Something Under the Skin, Safe-T Gallery, NY

          Bridge of Dreams, Dumbo Under the Bridge Festival, NY

          Bringing up, Gallery Korea in Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY

          Dangenart International 2006, Dangenart Gallery, TN

          New’06, Nurturing the Edge, CUE Art Foundation, NY

          2006 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, NM

          2006 National Juried Show, Plano Art Centre, Texas

          Top 40, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, CA

          New Challenge, FGS Gallery, NJ

          Anti-Star, ABC NO RIO, NY

2005  Alpan International 2005, Alpan Gallery, NY

          Dream States, Caladan Gallery, MA

          The Essence of the Self Portraiture, The Center For Fine Art Photography, CO

          Neighborhood Galley Project, NY

2007  Air Space Gallery, NY

          NOHO New York Art Walk, Commerce Bank Building, NY

          The Wind, University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

2003  The 2nd Ether, Eve Gallery, Seoul

          The 1st “Yukgabmoon Open Museum of Contemporary Art Project”, Han-River Park, Seoul

2002  Ether, Eve Gallery, Seoul

          The Young Suprematism Renault-Samsung Motors Power Station, Seoul

          The 2nd “Multilateral Colors in Sinchon,” Hyundai Department Store, Seoul

          Decad, Gaia Gallery, Seoul

          Arts in Life, Lotte Gallery, Seoul

          40.com, Yegajok Gallery, Seoul

2001  The 1st “Multilateral Colors in Sinchon,” Hana Gallery, Seoul