Kim Joon - Photographs London Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    A master of digital three-dimensional image-making, Korean artist Kim Joon used 3-D animation software to create this unique diptych of overlapping female nudes, fully tattooed with classic fish motifs in vibrant blue. The beautiful seascape of Jeju Island in South Korea is the inspiration behind Blue Fish. Of his use of tattoos, Kim explains, “I am interested in tattoos as a metaphor for hidden desire or a kind of compulsion engraved into human consciousness...I see the skin, or in some cases the monitor, as an extension of a canvas. Tattoos can reflect individual and collective reality or displaced desire.”



Blue Fish

Unique chromogenic diptych, each face-mounted to Plexiglas.
Each 89.7 x 89.9 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.); overall 98.8 x 197.6 cm (38 7/8 x 77 3/4 in.)
Signed, titled and annotated 'Sp. Edition' in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mounts.

This work is unique. Each print is number 1 from the sold-out edition of 1.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £21,875

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London 21 May 2015 4pm