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Junsoo Kim
San Francisco, California


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I occasionally have strange feeling in my daily life. For example, while I wash my hands in bathroom and look into the mirror, I casually think that the reflection of mine seems to be unreal and does not look like myself. In addition, when I am with my friends or even family, although it is a nice and restful time to me, some isolated feeling suddenly comes in my mind for a few seconds. Experiencing this awkward moment, I tried to find a reason, and I related it to a sense of loss.
In my opinion, people play particular roles over a span of the life, since they were born, - as a child, a friend, a parent, as they continue through life. Accordingly, there are not many chances to look for and reflect their personal inner life. As a result, it is likely to live a life expected by the others but not by oneself. Finally, I have had a sense of loss caused by a life lived through roles. The emotion of loss is what I will depict in abstract portraits.


born: 1981, South Korea


Academy of Art University, MFA, 2012
Hongik University, BFA, 2008

selected awards/honors

Honorable Mention for Group Art Show 2012,, 2012

selected group shows

First Street Gallery, MFA National Competition, New York, NY, 2012, Group Art Show 2012 (online exhibition), 2012
First Street Gallery, 2011 MFA Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, 2011
Becoming Art Gallery, Elastism, Seoul, Korea, 2008


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