* All images used with permission. Please do not distribute without first contacting the artist.
Daehyun Kim was born in Seoul in 1980, and continues to live and work in Seoul. He majored in oriental painting which is study about the old east-asian painting. Daehyun has been drawing his “Moonassi” series since he studied at university. He considers the series to be his life-time project. There is no specific background story or a theory to the drawings. Each drawing is created based on his daily thoughts and feelings.
Daehyun explains the work by saying, “I draw to meditate on me and others, and to be able to see the whole story of the series in the end. The face with no expression actually is borrowed from old buddhist painting which has always fascinated me since University. I thought that the face is perfect to conceal their feelings, because I don’t want to show directly if this guy is good or bad through their faces. The black simple suit that looks like underwear has been chosen to make you only focus on their gesture. I purposely don’t show the time, region or gender.”