Kim Eull

1954 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Kim Eull is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Ji Eun Lee, Gimhongsok , Sangyoon Yoon, YoungHee Woo, and Yun Choi. Kim Eull was born in 1954.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Kim Eull's work. These are Baik Art in Los Angeles, the United States and CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, Germany. Kim Eull's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition MY TWILIGHT ZONE STUDIO at CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 10 August 2018 until 30 August 2018. Kim Eull's work has also been exhibited during the Three Steps To The Left, One Step Forward exhibition at CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, Germany (26 May 2017 - 30 July 2017).

Further Biographical Context for Kim Eull

Kim Eull was born in 1954 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate 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 reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Kim Eull

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