Subok Kim
Artist/
Painter

Subok Kim

Painter

Bio

Subok Kim, A Korean visual artist, was born in Seoul, Korea in 1968. She graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Mok-Won University in Daejeon, South Korea, where she had first Solo Exhibition “The memory.” Since then, She had ten prior solo exhibitions in France, Bulgaria, the Philippines, and South Korea and over 120 Group and collective Exhibitions and art festivals around the world. She was awarded multiple times with major awards such as the grand prize in Korea Visual Art Competition 2019. Her Philippines exhibition “Harmony” (2018) shows Kim’s lively and abstract impressionist view of nature. She draws out segments of forests and gives attention to every single detail. The images are painted in pleasant shades of rose pink, lush green, bright blues, and bright oranges that instantly bring the beauty of different seasons of nature to mind. Despite consisting of endless dots and points, the paintings all blend together in harmony just as nature does. She was inspired by the forest, trees, and nature, and surely she shows her heart through the endless dots she draws on the canvas. She paints not only the forests she has seen and felt but also compares the relationships of humans with nature. Just as branches grow gnarled and tangled, and just as diverse plants grow in one place, so do humans. Human relationships grow complicated, tangled up, and bring us to pain all because of our differences and our inability to find harmony together. Through this, the artist gains inspiration from nature in another way – she overlaps her strokes, takes in every unique dot and detail, all to reach and create her own new dimension—one that begins and ends with nature.

Artworks