Artists / KIM JOON (KR)


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Photo: Kim Joon


He began this discourse – on the relationship of body and tattoo, a cultural and legal taboo in Korea – in his early works. More precisely, tattoos demonstrate the repression of individuals under a shifting set of social conventions.

More recently, Kim Joon has used traditional motifs as reminders of traditional culture and values. Luxury brand labels are also mapped onto human figures: icons of western and materialistic cultures imprinted on our mindset. The confluence of the traditional and contemporary themes and ensuing issues of self and worth are at the center of Kim Joon’s practice.


Curator: Dooeun Choi