Jun Hwan KIM
2015 Goldsmiths College, University of London BA Fine Arts Graduated, London, England
2020 Wandering towards the Oasis...... Solo Exhibition, Café 11th, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Ponte Art 1st Special Edition Online Group Exhibition, Ponte Art Group, Milan, Italy
2020 ASIA HOTEL ART FAIR SEOUL 2020, Seoul, South Korea
2013 EV Project Part 7: Portrait, Emoa Gallery, New York, U.S
I did not expect self-reflection would be so hard. Continuously focusing on myself, I locked myself in a darkest box. At first, I was not able to escape from bog called memoires; and now I am not free from other’s gaze. From the end of 2019, I started to watch and evaluate myself who isolated by myself. I determined to go in further to see who I really am, who trapped in one of darkest room, feeling unease derived from others’ attentions. Many people in South Korea thinks our own community is more important than individual. So, people just cannot accept people with strong personality or characters naturally and easily, yet, which is why I think yet everyone feels quite hard to show their own unique personality yet. This phenomenon is shown as a box that I am locked in. The box also means the gaze and the criterion of a certain society. The box also contains my hope not to hear any insults by adjusting myself to the society standard and the expectations from people around me to do so. I strongly feel regretful that I did not take care of myself, sensing other’s sharp gazes giving pressures to be like others. So I am making my art works to go through the journey of my inner ego decorating and managing my world to be unique.