Hakgojae Gallery proudly presents the works of Kim Ho-deuk (b. 1950, Daegu, Korea) in his solo exhibition on view from March 6th (Wed) to April 7th (Sun), 2019. Taking up both Space 1 and Space 2, this large-scale exhibition accumulates and presents the oeuvre of the artist, who is acclaimed by the global art world for his works that suggest a new potential of contemporary ink-and-wash paintings. Kim forms his picture-screen through speedy reflexes of dashing off one lively brushstroke. Simple yet intense style of brushstroke and ink is his specialty. Although he studied both Western and Oriental paintings equally, he has been solely persisting in paper, brush, and ink (紙筆墨) for the past 35 years as an artist, based on his belief that as a person born in Korea, one must seek the future of traditional Korean painting. However, he does not restrict himself in the form of traditional ink-and-wash paintings. Kim experiments with various techniques and materials, and uses contemporary formative senses. He also prefers to use coarse cotton fabric instead of calligraphy rice paper, or creates large installation works using Hanji (traditional Korean paper). Kim’s recent ink-and-wash paintings and installations will be extensively presented in this exhibition.
Kim Ho-deuk was born in Daegu, Korea in 1950, and attended Seoul Arts High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Painting and Master’s degree in Oriental Painting at the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, in 1975 and 1985 respectively. In 1985, the same year he received his Master’s degree, he was invited to participate in the Oriental painting section for a group exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul). In the following year, in 1986, he held his first solo exhibition at KwanHoon Gallery (Seoul). Since then, he has held over 35 solo exhibitions at institutions such as Kumho Museum of Art (Seoul), Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul), Chosunilbo Museum (Seoul), Hakgojae Gallery (Seoul), etc. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions held at domestic representational art institutions such as National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul; Gwacheon, Korea), Jeju Museum of Art (Jeju, Korea), Arko Art Center (Seoul), etc. and at various international art institutions such as Church of Sorbonne (Paris), National Art Museum of China (Beijing), National Gallery Prague (Prague), etc. Recently, Kim presented his work, All of a Sudden, Drawing the Space (2018) at the inaugural exhibition of Paradise Art Space (Incheon, Korea) and received great attention from the domestic and international art world. Kim received the 15th Lee Joong Sup Award (Chosun Ilbo, Seoul) in 2004, and the 4th Cultural Award of Kim Swoo Geun Foundation (Fine Art) (Kim Swoo Geun Foundation, Seoul) in 1993, and more. His works are a part of prestigious domestic art institutions’ collections such as National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), Daejeon Museum of Art (Daejeon, Korea), and more.