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Justin N. Kim

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Justin N. Kim

Born: 1989

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Based in: Los Angeles

 

Justin N. Kim is a Korean born painter who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Justin received his MFA degree from California State University, Northridge.

Justin paints gridded environments that acknowledge everyday human encounters and elements from visual culture. Concepts and designs derived from architectonics, cartography, fashion, and technology, as well as machinery and weightlifting depend on underlying systems of order and structure; each functions within a dedicated set of rules to establish a sense of logic and order. In his paintings, Justin re-contextualizes the visual elements drawn from these subjects and from quotidian human encounters, and he reconstructs and reorganizes them. Comprised of lines and shapes, the colorful, geometric compositions undergo a countless procedure of create-and-destroy, resulting in a cause-and-effect phenomenon; each layer interacts and communicates with the others, creating its own set of parameters. As a whole, the components function as an autonomous ecosystem that maintains a certain order and structure within each painting.

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Untitled (Corner - 22)

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Structure VI

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Structure V

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Tennis III

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Tennis IV

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Tennis

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Structure II

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

Structure

Justin N. Kim, United States

Painting

US$ 250

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About Justin N. Kim


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What inspires you?

I'm inspired by the structures that are formed by modular components having relationship with each other. I like to look and study maps and circuit/motherboards.


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Describe your creative process.

I find that just showing up does a lot - it's like going to the gym. I drag myself there, once I'm there, I push through it. I have fun and feel great at the end.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

hardedge, abstract, paintings


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

alain biltereyst, sarah morris, john mclaughlin


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

masking tape and palette knife


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

keep painting


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Where do you go for inspiration?

I like to google map different cities and take apart electronics

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