Simple composition, the subtle colour of blue — only I can create my world. ", During his career in New York, works depicting cosmic, planetary subjects, sound, echo, and music arose. Born February 27, 1913, in the village of Eupdong-ri on the island of Anjwado, Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, Kim died in New York City, USA, on July 25, 1974. These activists were to have a profound influence on the young artist. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, Kim and Hyang-An fled Seoul for the south, living in a refugee camp while trying to get word of their friends. According to the specialist, in order to create these works the artist had to stand for many hours and look down upon a canvas laid on a table, bending over to mark each calligraphic dot while carefully controlling the paint with a thin ink brush. Kim's journals show that his departure for Paris was something he had been planning for quite a while. The pioneers of Dansaekhwa are born between 1913 and 1936 and avoided any reference to Western realism in their works, creating primarily monochrome and minimalist paintings. Some of the works produced during this time are Refugee Train, Landscape at Chin-hae, Shanty, and Jars and Women.  Kim is said to have submitted six pieces: Island Tale, Still Life, Landscape 1, Landscape 2, Landscape at Atami, and Chamber Music before he left the Association in 1941.. Their work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Tokyo Gallery . During his New York period, Kim explored a variety of materials and techniques, including gouache, sand mixed with oil paint, oil on newspaper, collage and papier mâché. Having worked between Paris and Seoul in â¦ At first glance, these worked can be easily mistaken for Western geometric abstraction.  Away in France, Kim came to better understand and appreciate the unique qualities of Korea and Korean art. My painting wasn't bad either. Seoul, Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 100 Masterpieces of Korean Modern and Contemporary Paintings, 29th October 2013 â 31st March 2014. , When Kim Whanki returned to Seoul in 1953, his obsession with jars grew once again and even more than before. He often felt frustrated during this time because of conflicts with other board members and the lack of connection between reality and what dreams he had for the institutions of art.. I like the work I’ll be painting from now on. Sadly, he failed to recover from spinal surgery, and died at the age of 61. In 1953, Kim returned to Seoul and began teaching at the college of Fine Arts, at Hongik University. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 Description: A framed drawing by the pioneering Korean abstract artist Whanki Kim (1913-1974). Still now the museum continues to hold Kim Whanki's Exhibitions and the other various art â¦ ‘He is the godfather of Korean monochrome art,’ says Jung. The latter was sold for HK$102m (US$13.03m), surpassing its estimate of HK$48m-62m, and became the most expensive Korean work of art.. It was called the Creative Artists Association, due to increasing military tensions that did not encourage new ideas. Kim Whanki, the pioneer of Korean abstract art, expressed a Korean sentiment and sense of beauty through understated formative language by choosing natural and traditional subjects such as mountains, rivers, the moon, cranes, Japanese apricots, and moon jars., rivers, the moon, cranes, Japanese apricots, and moon jars. According to Christie’s specialist Yunah Jung, in the early 1940s Kim founded the radical movement New Realists with the painters Yoo Young-Kuk (1916-2002) and Lee Gyu-Sang. His great nephew, T.O.P is the lead rapper of K-pop boy group BIGBANG.. The Whanki Museum is a private art museum in Jongno-gu, in central Seoul, South Korea. 20-dic-2015 - Explora el tablero "WHANKI KIM - COREA" de Anxo de Pantin, que 142 personas siguen en Pinterest. The artists sought to articulate the essence of nature through abstract art. Kim Whanki, also Kim Whan-ki or Kim Hwan-gi (1913â1974, hangul: ê¹íê¸°), was a pioneering abstract artist of Korea. Feb 27, 1913 - Jul 25, 1974. Whanki Kim, Untitled. Whanki Kim was a Korean painter best known for his softly colored abstractions. Appearing at auction for the very first time, the work is the only diptych in Kim’s oeuvre, and his largest painting. Growing up as the fourth child and only son of wealthy farmer Kim Sang-hyeon, Kim Whanki grew up comfortably and started studying abroad at the age of 19. Filter by auction house, media and more. With the death of his father in 1942, Kim was able to extract himself from the unhappy marriage he had been forced into by his family and marry the young widow of the boy genius Lee Sang (1910-1937) — a poet and polymath who had died of tuberculosis at 27. Artwork © Whanki Foundation-Whanki Museum. It’s getting darker outside.’. Kim Whanki (1913-1974) is hailed as one of the pioneers of abstract painting in Korea. He is memorialized by the Whanki Museum, a private art museum in Seoul, established by the Whanki Foundation in 1992 to exhibit and commemorate Kimâs art. These years are said to have been a time of suffering for Whanki Kim—his wife, Hyang-an Kim, recalls his strong rage and habit of drinking, though he did continue to paint. His peripatetic lifestyle, which saw him move from his homeland to Japan, France and finally to America, reflects his quest to develop and express a unique abstract painting style. He gained access to different works of ceramics and woodwork crafts and enjoyed observing them and talking about them for long periods. Each panel: 254 x 127 cm (100 x 50 in); overall: 254 x 254 cm (100 x 100 in). "빅뱅 탑, '외할아버지의 외삼촌' 김환기 화백 '우주' 132억 낙찰에 "자랑스럽다, "Kim Whanki — a pioneer of Korean abstraction", "Korean Wave in Saleroom: HK$102m Kim Whan-Ki's Diptych Becomes Most Expensive Korean Work of Art | Auctions News | THE VALUE | Art News", Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Whanki_Kim&oldid=995229227, Articles with Korean-language sources (ko), Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Barry Schwabsky on the Kim Whanki exhibition at the, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 22:34. 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