“I admire more musicians than artists. Jimi Hendrix is my hero, my personal god” Kim Joon (Art Radar Journal)
Settings: Seul, Korea, 2012
Main Character: Well known Korean artist Kim Joon is at the forefront of the new media movement both in Asia and the Western World.
Plot: The Rockers look indeed like fragile porcelain sculptures that could break only by glancing at them. In truth they are digital printings that Kim Joon makes with the use of a digital animation program called 3D Studio Max. The effects are astounding. The rocker series explore themes of memory and youth, where icons of Western popular culture clash with Asian symbolism. “Kim coats the white backgrounds and surfaces of objects with pop-culture imagery. He successfully juxtaposes old and new, traditional Asian motifs and new media.” (Sundaram Tagore) More from him to come. Stay tuned.
Rocker, The Kiss, 2012
Rocker, Pink Floyd, 2012
Rocker, Sex Pistols, 2012
Rocker, Guns ‘n Roses, 2012
Rocker, Velvet Underground, 2012
Rocker, Woodstock, 2012
To know more: Kim Joon
Kim Joon’s work available at ArtNet
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