KIM TSCHANG-YEUL: New York to Paris

When 24 Oct 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Where Tina Kim Gallery
525 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
United States
Enquiry 212.716.1100

Opening: October 24, 6-8 pm

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929), on view from October 24 through December 7, 2019. The exhibition focuses on Kim’s early bodies of work from the late 1960s to early 1980s, surveying the evolution of the artist’s signature painting style when he lived between New York and Paris.

Born in 1929 in Maengsan in North Korea, Kim Tschang-Yeul spent his childhood amid the turmoil of the Korean War and postcolonial liberation. He later fled to South Korea as the North saw a dramatic rise in Communist influence. After studying painting at the Seoul National University, Kim established the Modern Artists’ Association—later renamed as Actuel—in 1958. He joined Korea’s Art Informel movement that same year along with a group of avant-garde artists including renowned Dansaekhwa masters Park Seo-Bo and Chung Sang-Hwa. As one of the first generations of Korean modernist painters, Kim participated in the Paris Biennale in 1961 and the São Paulo Biennale in 1965. These exhibitions opened the door for the artist to embark on his artistic career abroad that would span more than 40 years.

Image: Kim Tschang-Yeul, Composition, 1969. Acrylic and cellulose lacquer on canvas. Courtesy of the event organizer.

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