KIM Taiho: scape drawing

KIM Taiho: scape drawing

Seoul, South Korea Friday, May 11, 2012Sunday, June 24, 2012


Seoul, South Korea
Friday, May 11, 2012Sunday, June 24, 2012

For the title of Professor Kim, Taiho’s solo exhibition at Kumho Museum of Art and Hak¬gojae Gallery, “Scape Drawing” or “Concrete Abstraction” is chosen. At first, the terms like “Mindscape” or “Landscape” came up on the table, but there was a concern that those terms are already used in common for too many times before. To give some tension, I came up with an ambiguous new term by dropping “mind” and “land” from the two terms, and putting it with “drawing” instead: “scape drawing”. The intention is to view the artist’s whole work in an extended concept of drawing. “Concrete Abstraction” is also a new term that means the abstract work which concretely brings out the artist’s personal sentiment such as “ambigu¬ity”. I find the reasoning of this new term from “concrete poetry” in literature for having an equivalent meaning.