Korean sculptor and painter Kim Joon distorts the human body into compositions of form and color that are at once lovely and slightly disturbing. The disjointed figures display a painful disconnectedness to the human body while evoking covetous impulses for the figures themselves, as they are twisted and contorted in such lovely ways. Truthfully, I could stare at these works all day and marvel at how obviously dualistic I am, seduced by the tiny figures into feelings of adoration and pain.

Joon, who holds an MFA in Painting from Hongik University has recently exhibited ‘Fragile’at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, ‘Drunken’ atArtlink Gallery, and ‘tattoo & taboo’ at Sundaram Tagore -Beverly Hills.

Props to Empty Kingdom for first putting me onto Joon


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