THE CHARACTER OF KIM, SEUNG-GEUN'S
- Awakening Of Conversation
And Sentiment -
It might be
an already generalized method to introuduce or copy
on orchid with a neatly
arranged touch (lime) and a well-composed Maehwa
on a screen.
artist is bold enough to introduce the traditional
way reminiscent of some ready-made
image while standing criticized for a soca-lled
lack of creativity.
Although he is
revealing his transformed subjec-tivity in some
parts of his picture. He is still
using (=adapting) the same old fundamental method without
If we regard
this method as something only for ornamental
purpose and down-play it, we
might fail to grasp what the artist intends to say with
As mentioned above,the
artist has dealt with various themes ranging
from realistically general ones such
as a modern city, or city-dwellers in it to profound
and psychological ones
like senses of incompetence, insecurity, and
The artist have
diagnosed and defined the society as this, and
he might have put up with his
own solution of his own to the problem.
That is, he is
putting forward time-honored tradition
as an alternative to chaos of
ideology, or uncertain future.
Of course, tradition
or past, whatever you call it, is not a serious
one whose foundation is
laid on a thorough recognition of history.
He seems to
be satisfied to adapt the symbolism
of a thing and its literal lyricism to
his own art of work. He is just satisfied with
his rule as an alter-native presenter.
By Kim,Sang-Cheul ( Directer of Kong-Pyung
Art Center )