Kim Yong-Ik's prominent refusal to be categorized within the dominant art movements of the 1970s and 1980s played a significant role in the evolution of contemporary art in Korea.
Rooted in modernist painting, Kim Yong-Ik's self-reflective practice continuously questions the relationship between the avant-garde and society. Maintaining an independent stance amidst Korea’s dominant artistic movements—from the modernism and conceptualism of Dansaekhwa in the 1970s to the Minjung (populist) art movement of the 1980s—Kim uses the medium of painting and drawing as a starting point for unveiling both the structure and the contradictions of modern art and its institutions.
During the campaign Tina Kim Gallery Presents: Doctors Without Borders, Tina Kim Gallery will donate 100% of net proceeds from the sale of limited edition collectible tea towels to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s COVID-19 response. We thank you, as part of our community, for supporting these efforts, as well as all the artists generously participating in this project.
These special editioned objects are printed on fine quality cotton and feature images of works by the gallery’s unique and international roster of artists--Ha Chong-Hyun, Park Seo-Bo, Kwon Young-Woo, Kim Yong-Ik, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Davide Balliano, Kibong Rhee, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Lee Seung-Jio, and Ghada Amer. Each piece is an edition of 100 and comes unframed.
$100.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling