1955 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Boomoon is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Jeong Hoon Han, Saebom Yang, Airan Kang, Soo Young Chung, and Jaye Moon. Boomoon was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Boomoon is represented by Flowers | New York in the United States. Boomoon's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Lelong | Paris, Téhéran in France (12 May 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Salon: Sainte-Victoire. Boomoon's only other exhibition is Flowers Contemporary III, which took place at Flowers | New York in the United States (18 January 2019 - 22 March 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Boomoon

Born in 1955, Boomoon's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.


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