Hometown: South Korea
Lives and Works: South Korea
Kim Byung Jin is a highly sought after artist by developers from the world’s major cities, to fill their hotel lobbies and offices buildings.
His work is composed of countless letter, logos, or shapes that build into another figure, showing two images with one work. It is up to the viewer to decide which image he or she chooses to see.
His work is a highly elaborate and time consuming. The artwork is first given its initial look through 3D digital imaging or sketches. Based on the sketch, Kim creates the shape using clay, plaster, or FRP plastic. On top of this base shape, he painstakingly molds together these countless shapes or letters in steel to create the exact same shape of the clay. After careful sanding of the molded areas, he layers multiple high quality car paint over an extended period of time while heating at 200 degrees in a kiln. Kim says he finds truthfulness in this labor intensive nature of his work.
Popular with hotels from world’s major cities like Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York, he is currently busy working on artworks to decorate the lobbies of Park Hyatt in Hainan, China and Mandarin Oriental in Macau.
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