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Kim Jongsook (Korean, b.1968)
LOT ID: 78548
"ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby, 2011

Acrylic, Mixed Media, archivally hand-applied SWAROVSKI® crystals
51.18 х 51.18 in. (130 x 130 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, in English, dated with title, medium and dimensions all in black marker on back of the canvas, all inscribed by the artist
Lot description
"ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby" (2011) is a stunning mixed media painting by acclaimed emerging Korean female artist Kim Jong-Sook, who is gaining international attention for her ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE, created in formal partnership with Swarovski. "ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby" is one of Kim's largest and most complex works from the Artificial Landscape Series to-date, measuring 51.18 x 51.18 inches. In this close-up, cropped scene of high cliffs and deep valleys, Kim creates a her own version of a traditional Korean landscape painting. To the ruby-red painted canvas, the artist archivally hand-applies thousands of faceted crystal elements, transforming the quiet, conservative scene into a vivid, shimmering and visually meditative futuristic landscape. The artist is influenced by her desire to re-interpret traditional Korean landscape paintings, but also by the work of Contemporary Western artists who also use crystals and decorative materials in their works, including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Mickalene Thomas and the poured diamond series of photographs by Vik Muniz.

Kim Jong-Sook 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 mixed media paintings have already appeared in numerous solo and group Museum and Gallery exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. including the Zaha Museum of Art, Seoul; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China; The Huangcheng Art Museum, Beijing, 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 and The Collection of Swarovski. The artist lives and works in Korea.
ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Hyacinth Ruby by Kim Jongsook
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