Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Korean artist Minjung Kim in Shanghai, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and New York.
Her first collaboration with the gallery will be a solo exhibition at Almine Rech New York in 2023, and then a solo show at Almine Rech Paris, Matignon in 2024. Almine Rech will also feature Minjung Kim's work at TEFAF New York 2022 and Art Basel Basel 2022.
Born in South Korea and working in Italy, Minjung Kim is well-known for her layered translucent ink works. Using traditional Korean Hanji paper in her paintings, the flow and perceived three-dimensionality of her works evoke a sense of serenity that embraces light and space. The pleasing color palette is subdued and gentle while maintaining a powerful representation of beauty and commentary on her vision of the world.
Minjung Kim’s work connects deeply with the likes of James Turrell, the first artist exhibited by the gallery. A sense of abundant space and cosmos is a characteristic shared between Kim and Turrell. Interestingly, in its meditative gestures, Kim’s work depicts this sentiment through marking Hanji paper with water, inks made of smoke or natural pigments, and cut-paper collages.
Portrait of Minjung Kim / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech