Kim Beom

Kim Beom

Born 1963 Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

Whether they propose philosophical pondering, flights of fancy or wry social commentary, Kim Beom’s ideas manifest in the most charming ways, through gorgeous drawings, deliberately ham-fisted porcelain, prose writing, and arrangements of humble, everyday objects. Part of the generation of Korean artists who came of age during the democracy struggles of the 1980s, Kim has developed a conceptually informed, materially rich practice whose humility of scale and tone belies the sharp observations and absurdist humour of its content. Kim’s ‘Blueprints and Perspectives’ are a series of satirical drawings and plans for imaginary structures that the artist has developed since 2002. These include a school that offers lessons in defying gravity, a spy ship disguised as a cloud, and a bat-shaped safe house for tyrants, complete with escape pod.

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