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Kim Duck-Yong Solo Exhibition: Auspicious Dream

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Opening / Event Date:
11 May, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
30 June, 2023
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Soluna Fine Art is delighted to present Kim Duck-Yong’s second solo exhibition ‘Auspicious Dream across its two gallery floors in Hong Kong. Alongside Kim’s iconic mother-of-pearl series of ‘Ocean Rhapsody‘ (oceanic sceneries), ‘Borrowed Scenery (partial ocean views in window frames), and ‘Scholar’s Accoutrement‘ (books and objects on shelves), the exhibition will debut nine new works and series titled ‘Auspicious Dream (2023), depicting pearlescent night landscapes. Kim’s continuous philosophical exploration of materials, which echo the traditional Eastern Asian heritage, enables the viewers to have new experiences of art and nature within the modern context. ‘Auspicious Dream will be on view from 11 May to 30 June 2023, with an opening on 11 May (Thursday), 6 – 8pm.


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About Kim Duck-Yong

Kim Duck-Yong (b. 1961) was born in Korea and received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Department of Painting at Seoul National University in Korea. By integrating both traditional and contemporary practices in his work of art, he, on one hand, follows the tradition of oriental paintings by using ancient wood as his canvas, which allows the viewer to sense the warmth of nature through minor details. On the other hand, by highlighting the importance of traditional materials and painting key iconographies that echo with his heritage, Kim primarily explores the contemporary mechanics of Korean society. In other words, Kim’s paintings reveal the change of time with its attribute of intergenerational transience that overarches old and new histories. With works placed in important institutional collections in South Korea such as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Park Soo-Keun Museum, and Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Kim has been recognized as one of the established artists among the Korean art scene.  


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