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Kim Joon’s Somebody at Sundaram Tagore

Kim Joon, Somebody-3 (All Photos By Gail)

Whenever Korean artist Kim Joon has an exhibit at Sundaram Tagore, you know it’s going to be a good show and his latest, Somebody (which opened on June 12th) is no exception. Somebody presents a series of digital prints that are visually stunning (as is all his work) and full of humor and hidden meaning.

Somebody-4 (Near Right)

Kim, who is based in Seoul, explores themes of desire, memory, fragility and obsession using digitally rendered tattoos, porcelain, animal skins and human body parts. A master of the computer software 3D Studio Max, Kim successfully juxtaposes traditional Asian motifs, Western Pop references and luxury brand logos.


In his new series Somebody, Kim examines the universal desire to transcend the limitations and imperfections of the body. He revisits familiar visual themes, including tattoos, exotic skins and Pop culture imagery, using the body as canvas to introduce bold pattern and vivid color.



He deconstructs the human form like never before, creating frenetic compositions of fragmented body parts so abstract they require close examination to identify.

Painted Nudes

Digital Print from Kim's 2010 Series, Fragile
Chunhyang on the Limoges, Digital Print from Kim’s 2010 Series, Fragile

Also on exhibit are selected work from Joon’s four previous exhibits at Sundaram Tagore including Bird Land (2009), Fragile (2010), Blue Jean Blues (2012) and Islands (2013).

You can see the exhibit online at This Link, but it really is worth checking out in person.

Kim Joon’s Somebody will be on Exhibit Through July 12th, 2014 at at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Located at 547 West 27th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Kim Joon Somebody Signage
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Signage