Heesoo Kim - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Heesoo Kim has been gaining recognition for his fragmented portraits, through which he explores modern men’s existential crisis in relation to themselves, to others, and to society.

     

    The present work Untitled is from the artist’s signature series Normal Life. A man sits quietly by himself, with his elbows on the knees, being absorbed in thought. A sense of deep exhaustion kicks into the picture through the use of dark and rusty tones, revealing an internal struggle and confusion that resonate profoundly amongst ordinary people living in the fast-paced modern society.

     

    Kim has participated in solo and groups exhibitions in museums and galleries in South Korea. His latest solo exhibition Normal Life was held at Unit London from 9 August to 10 September 2022.

      • signed, dated and inscribed 'hee soo Kim 2011 Seoul Korea' on the reverse

      • acrylic on canvas

      • work 53 x 40.7 cm. (20 7/8 x 16 in.)
        frame 71.6 x 59.6 cm. (28 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

      • Painted in 2011, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Gallery Afternoon.

    • Provenance

      Gallery Afternoon, Seoul
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Seoul, Gallery Afternoon, Normal Life - Be Normal/People, 1 September - 28 November 2021

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Untitled from the series Normal Life

signed, dated and inscribed 'hee soo Kim 2011 Seoul Korea' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
work 53 x 40.7 cm. (20 7/8 x 16 in.)
frame 71.6 x 59.6 cm. (28 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

Painted in 2011, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Gallery Afternoon.

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Estimate
HK$30,000 - 40,000 
€3,800-5,000
$3,800-5,100

Sold for HK$52,920

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