Kim Jae-il, born in 1969, holds a bachelor's and master's degree in sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, and currently works in Yongin, South Korea. He has exhibited his works in various exhibitions all around the world. His media of choice and style have been selected because they allow him to present the boldness of a two-dimensional design, historically expected to appear on two-dimensional prints, on a delicate yet equally powerful three-dimensional object, the plate.
His artistic style cannot be categorized and thus, he chooses to place it in his own “incised” box which he positions between sculptures and paintings. This paradoxical combination of techniques is also precisely what makes his art differ from any print or sculpture work. The technique he uses is intaglio and as he suggests, as the image is incised into the surface of the three dimensional object, almost in an attempt to hide therein, it re-emerges with the appearance of the ink. This delicate process is one he assimilates with himself and his attempt to leave and preserve his trace as an artist.
Awards: 1996, Misul Segye Art Contest(Seoul Museum of Art, Special Prize). 1995, Grand Art Exhibition of Korea (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Accepted). 1993, Contemporary Sculpture Contest (Seoul Gallery, Accepted).
Present Member of Hongik Sculptors’ Association, Korean Sculptor’s Association & Korean Fine Arts Association.
KOREAN EYE BOOK III | KOREAN EYE TEASER 2020.
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