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Kim Jongsook (Korean, b.1968)
LOT ID: 82261
Artificial Landscape: Erinited Emerald, 2011

Mixed Media, with archivally hand-applied SWAROVSKI® crystals.
51.18 х 51.18 in. (130 x 130 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, dated, with title and dimensions in cm and medium, all inscribed on the back of the work.
Lot description
"Artificial Landscape: Erinited Emerald" (2011) is a stunning acrylic and Swarovski® crystals on canvas painting by acclaimed female Contemporary Korean artist Kim Jong-Sook.This major work by the artist is one of her largest and finest to-date, measures 51.18 x 51.18 inches (130 x 130 cm) is unframed and in in perfect condition. The artist is gaining international acclaim for her ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE series of paintings where she painstakingly hand-applies hundreds of shimmering Swarovski crystals to monochromatic painted canvases, here in a lush, emerald green-based palette, creating a glimmering, modern-day version of traditional Korean landscapes. The artist is influenced both by her desire to re-interpret traditional Korean ink brush landscape paintings, and also by Contemporary Western artists who also use crystals and other decorative materials in their works, namely the "Diamond Dust" prints of Andy Warhol, Russell Young, and Damien Hirst, the crystal embellished paintings of Mickalene Thomas and the poured diamond photographs by Vik Muniz, among others.

The artist was born and raised in South Korea, and graduated with her BFA, MFA, and a Doctoral Degree in arts from Hongik University, South Korea. Her works have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout including Zaha Museum of Art, Seoul; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China; The Huangcheng Art Museum, Bejing, China; The Saga Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; and WHITE BOX Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S. Her works are held in the permanent collections at the Mogam Museum of Art and The Hoseo National Museum of Contemporary Art. The artist lives and works in South Korea.
Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
  • Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
  • Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
  • Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
  • Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
  • Erinited Emerald by Kim Jongsook
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