Dami Kim, PAINTER DM, (born 1983) is a South Korea-born, London-based fine artist/painter whose style includes the use of Neo-expressionism combined with parody, and illogical figures, mise en scène on a background of rough, uneven spaces. Artwork and Studied in London, UK. for a number of years which influenced her work. Other influences have been artists, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Hirschhorn, Paula Rego and Glenn Brown. Photography and working directly from nature or objects is the initial starting point, but also as in the "Solitary Hill" series(2019-2020), “Tulipmania” series (2018-2019) was also inspired by Nature and the social events in the Netherlands in the 17th century. The work continues to develop, linking natural scenery and social issues. used reference other artists’ artworks.

LIST OF EXHIBITION

 

2004  

Chelsea degree summers show. Chelsea College of Art, June, Chelsea, London.UK 

2007  

Sixperspectivesondrawing, Nolias Gallery,6-9March, Islington, London.UK 

2012  

Capstick exhibition, Capsticks Law Firm, Oct, Wimbledon, London UK 2012

2012  

Hazchem, The Gallery on the Corner, 22– 28 March, Battersea, London.UK 

2013  

WCA Interim Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 4th February, Wimbledon, London.UK 

2013  

WCA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 14-22 June, Wimbledon, London.UK 

2013-2016 

TMF Group Open Submission, TMF Luton Office, Luton, UK 

2015  

Parallax Art Fair 2015, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London 24-26 July, Chelsea, London, UK 

2017 

Oxford International Art Fair 2017, 24-26/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.

2017 

"KUNTS LIVES MATTER" Group Invitation exhibition 4-31/March MARZIA  FROZEN Gallery,Neumagener Straße 27 Haus 7 - 13088 Berlin, Germany.

2018 

Oxford International Art Fair 2018, 23-25/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.

2018

The Other Art Fair’s Bristol by Saatchi Art 26-29/July, The Passenger shed station, Bristol, UK.

2018

The Art of Prosperity; Through the broken glass 2-28/Oct, Gallery DU 808 LTD, 21-22 The Arcade Bristol, UK.

2019

The Other Art Fair’s Kings Cross London by Saatchi Art June 4-7/2019, London, UK.

2019 

The XIIth Florence Biennale 2019 18-27/Oct/2019,  Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.

2020

Gallery Du808 10th/Jan – 22nd April Easter, The Arcade Bristol, UK.

2020 

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / 

Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery 28 October 2020 – 16 Jan 2021Basingstoke, UK.

2020 

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / Mall Galleries 16 – 21 February 2021, London UK.

POSSESSION/ SELECT

 

2013  

Landmark PLC , London, England

2020

The Sunday times watercolour competition 2020, England

 

EDUCATION

2013 

Wimbledon College of Art, BA(Hons) Painting, University of the Art London, London England.

2008

Camberwell College of Art, BA(Hons) Drawing -Transfer, London England.

2004

Chelsea College of Art, Foundation Course, London, England.

 

 

Born 1983, Seoul,  South Korea.

Lives and works in S, Korea and England.

 

I understand art as a tool to encounter the world. I understand art as a tool to confront reality. And I understand art as a tool to live within the time in which I am living. I always ask myself: Does my work have the ability to generate an event? Can I encounter someone with my work? Am I – through my work – trying to touch something? Can something – through my work – be touched? Doing art politically means considering the work that I am doing today – in my milieu, in my history – as a work which aims to reach out of my milieu – beyond my history. I want – in and through my life – to address and confront universal concerns. Therefore I must work with what surrounds me, with what I know and with what affects me. I must not give in to the temptation of the particular – but on the contrary – try to touch universality. The particular – which always excludes – must be resisted. For me this means that I want to do my work, the work that I am doing here and now, as a universal work. That is the Political.

Thomas Hirschhorn