Kim YONG-HO

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Photographer Kim Yong-Ho was born in 1956, in South Korea. He built the base of photo exhibition of famous persons with the Korean Cultural and Artistic Masters Exhibition (held at the Star Tower, and supported by the Benz Auto Company) in 2003.

He became known as the recorder who tries to record existences beyond the visible world at the Beyond the Wall Exhibition at the AvenueL Gallery, Lotte Department Store in 2005. 

Kim Yong Ho combines images of his experience and memories to create a unique and surreal story steadily presenting and communicating through exhibitions with the public. Kim has led projects in fields of photography, broadcasting, culture, art, fashion, and lifestyles that arouse sympathy with ‘extraordinary presence’ and ‘creativity’ and is classified as an exceptional and challenging artist who has refocused the contemporary icon, business, brand, and cultural heritage.

Kim pays attention not only to the photographic images but also to the endless possibilities now available through visual media in his works. Multi-media boundlessly crosses all over his exhibitions, occasionally serves as the visual text, replaces the artist's notes or commentaries. It can also be defined as the fascinating detail, which mediates the traditional virtues of the photography-punctum and studium-generale. Such features vividly reveal the characteristic of Kim Yong-ho’s art world, which cannot be labeled within one category. He instills vitality into the gap behind the still images.

 

Through unexpected ideas, composition, and inverse concepts, he has changed the cultural trend of photos and commercials, and since the exhibition of at the Daelim Museum in 2008, he has been a major contributor in spreading images of the domestic industry globally.

For his Pian work, the Records of Invisible World beyond This World of Kim Yong-ho was evaluated as having completed a new narrative on the border of light and darkness.

Pian #13, 2011
 

Courtesy of Soluna Fine Art

Photography

84 x 84 cm
HKD 24,000 (framed)

Pian #15 2011

 

Courtesy of Soluna Fine Art
 

Photography

84 x 84 cm
HKD 24,000 (framed)