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Kim Jongsook (Korean, b.1968)
LOT ID: 73091
ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose, 2011

Mixed Media, and SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS on canvas.
35.78 х 45.98 in. (90.88 x 116.79 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist.
Lot description
This shimmering panorama of a traditional Korean landscape with high cliffs and deep valleys, is painted in an ethereal palette of soft roses and tranquil pinks, painstakingly hand-embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS faceted crystals, applied one at a time by the artist in an archivally sound manner, that transform this work into a fantasyscape. "ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose" (2011) is a visually arresting and conceptually brilliant painting on canvas by famed Contemporary Korean female artist Kim Jongsook that belongs to her iconic "Artificial Landscape" series of mixed-media paintings created with the formal permission and in partnership with Swarovski. This mystical landscape literally shimmers with soft light, symbolizing the harmony between Korea's past and the glittering allure of it's modern-day consumerist culture. "ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose" measures 35.78 x 45.98 inches (90.9 x 116.08 cm) and is in perfect condition.

Born and raised in South Korea, the artist graduated with her BFA, MFA, and a Doctoral degree all from Hongik University. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe, and the U,S. at Zaha Museum of Art, Seoul, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, Huangcheng Art Museum, Beijing, China; 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, Hoseo National Museum of Contemporary Art, and Art Bank. The artist is a member of the Korea Society of Fine Arts, and the Korean Fine Arts Association.
ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose by Kim Jongsook
  • ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE-Transparent Rose by Kim Jongsook
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