In an amazing harmony, the Korean artist unites what does not really belong together. In the combination of everyday objects, things are not simply misappropriated, but expanded in a surreal way in their function.
Myeongbeom Kim was born 1976 in Busan. He graduated from the University of Seoul in South Korea with a degree in environmental sculpture. During these years he was exposed to the techniques of Korean traditional painting, sculpture, as well as design. He then moved to the United States where he received his MFA in Sculpture form the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. With his installations he intends to describe his own experience in a placid manner through private conversations with his surrounding environment.
“I try to examine how my surrounding is perceived and remembered. To do this, I listen to a whisper from objects within my surroundings. I attempt and intimate, private dialogue with the world, trying to concretely present the way other things approach me, by using other mediums,” he explains.
“I listen to a whisper from objects within my surroundings. I attempt and intimate, private dialogue with the world, trying to concretely present the way other things approach me, by using other mediums. I mainly use heterogeneous objects. To ask what an objects means to me is like asking what kind of being I am. I have consistently experienced my surrounding objects from the perspective of life, growth, and decline, which lends vitality to my work. I see my environment from the viewpoint of life.”