Contemporary Ancient

As people desire to learn and discover the latest updates, facts, and techniques while holding onto earlier records as resources, Kim adapts the idea of society balancing between liberal and conservative.  They use plexiglass to reveal the new generation and take Korean traditional subject matters as references to depict their background, experimenting with abstract and conventional shapes for decorative elements.  The light reflected by mirrored areas creates smudged figures on the floor or the walls, portraying how history and current events are full of mystery and sometimes far from the truth.

탈 (tal) | Mask

Cho Reng Ee Tal

24.5" x 17.5" x 5.38"
plexiglass, paper, and wood
(indoor reflection on left, outdoor reflection on right)

The mask represents a talkative servant.


Gak Shi Tal

23" x 17.5" x 4"
plexiglass, paper, and wood
(indoor reflection on right, outdoor reflection on left)

The mask of a bride. Expressed the beauty of independent women by elaborating masculine features.


꽃신 (ggotshin) | Floral Shoe



12.75" x 11.5" x 2.5"
plexiglass, paper, and wood



The Confused Cupcake

One of Earliest Works with Wooden Base

Pan. Floral Shoe

12.8" x 11.8" x 1.75"
plexiglass, paper, and wood

The color stands for pansexuality.


Sold at PULSE Miami 2018

The Bridal Hair Dress

37.4" x 32.6" x 3"
plexiglass, iridescent sheet, and wood
족두리와 드림댕기 (Jokduri & Dream Daenggi)


Sold at PULSE Miami 2018


The Misty Eclipse

approx. 18.75" x 7" x 1"
only plexiglass

These three little pieces are their first attempt at trying out the acrylic sheets.


The Abandoned Rocket

approx. 10" x 8.75" x 0.4"

The Early Bird Gets The Worm

approx. 16.25" x 10.25" x 0.8"

복주머니 (Bokjumeoni) | Lucky Pouch