Unseen // by Kim Jun Hyung


Exhibition Dates: May 15, 2019 to June 30, 2019 

In “Unseen //”, Kim Jun Hyung reinterprets the works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and more celebrated art from both Renaissance and Baroque period. Kim Jun Hyung spent countless hours romanticizing the lyrical verses of the bible on the sketched classical motif. The verses are meticulously aligned and formed like the ‘ichthys’ symbol indicating the artist’s interest in connecting his Korean roots with western culture, crossing two unseen and important artistic paths.

“During my studies and stay in Europe especially in Italy, I have immersed myself with classical art and it has become part of me like what Amadeo Modigliani quoted “Rome is not outside me but inside me.” Combining these fragments together defines the form of art that I would like to achieve which is K-classical art.”, shares Kim Jun Hyung. “Reviving a single piece of art took me a year to finish. If you look closely, a romantic pattern of verses vividly appears bringing into life the old masters in a fresh and distinct practice, and concept.”

For his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Fabrik Gallery will showcase five ink and oil paintings by Korean artist Kim Jun Hyung painted between 2015 and 2018. Featured works are inspired by some of the most celebrated Renaissance art like “Pieta” by Michelangelo and “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Caravaggio.