Kim Byungkwan (South Korea)
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South Korean artist Kim Byungkwan paints from images of well-known figures – Hollywood starlets, political dictators – transforming their familiar faces into strange and disconcerting paintings. His expressive paintings stop us in our tracks and challenge us to step outside what he terms “visual habit.” His work has been widely exhibition in South Korea where he has been nominated as one of the most talented emerging artists.
The artist’s materials in his studio.
Artworks on display.
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