HakChul Kim
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Artist Studios at 43-01 22nd Street - Studio# 314
43-01 22nd Street

Email: hakchulforce@gmail.com


Artist Bio:
2010-2015 Academy of Art University
BFA Fine Art: Painting and Drawing

2015-2017 New York Academy of Art
MFA Fine Art: Painting and Drawing

Artist Statement:
The major talking point in my artwork is "Humanity". The professional painting project "Story of Origins" is a long journey and epic for seeking the essence of mankind. The message that I want to convey through my artworks, which depict human bodies, is the resistance against the loss of human nature. Moreover, my artworks engage with ways to preserve our human nature. I am trying to express the preciousness of human nature, which reveals itself through depicting human body parts without embellishment as part of nature. The human nature that I try to dedicate about creative artwork with rooted agony for the completeness of artistic merit. I believe it can be full of vitality in the essence of Fine Art and painter. Especially, I am inspired by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. I'm learning the human beauty by Michelangelo, learning the lights and shade by Rembrandt, and learning about artist life by Van Gogh. I do not intend to be exactly them, I felt to their views of life, artistic presentation, and attitudes to art are matched my direction in my Fine Arts and life. I always remember to hard work with feelings and emotions in Fine Arts. It is austere purity or sublime for art and painter's conviction and struggle.

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