• Runaway Daydream

    Gyoungmin Kim
  • RUNAWAY DAYDREAM

    RUNAWAY DAYDREAM

    BLANK SPACE is proud to present Runaway Daydream, a solo by Korean sculptor Gyoungmin Kim. Kim sculpts life in motion, building scenes of travel, family, love, and quotidian bliss.

     

    Her figures are bright, animated and engaged in their tasks. Each one is caught in a happy interstice: a pleasantly-surprising phone call, a walk to or from the baseball field, travelers of any kind, a bathroom break. This is Kim's first exhibition with the gallery and will run from May 12 to June 9 in our online viewing room.

  • Gyoungmin Kim, Time fishing, 2015

    Gyoungmin Kim

    Time fishing, 2015 Acrylic on bronze
    19 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 4 in
    50 x 30 x 10 cm
  • Kim has been creating sculpture in different iterations for years. They range in size and activity, all boasting resplendent colors and dynamically composed bodies. Acrylic on bronze, each tells a brief story invoking a single instant in the day.

    • Gyoungmin Kim, Spring Day, 2018
      Gyoungmin Kim, Spring Day, 2018
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Traveler, 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Traveler, 2015
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Happy day, 2014
      Gyoungmin Kim, Happy day, 2014
  • Kim incorporates fine-detailed painting to produce captivating facial expressions and add visual depth to clothing, other items, and the silhouettes of each figure.

    • Gyoungmin Kim, Knock Knock, 2016
      Gyoungmin Kim, Knock Knock, 2016
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Breaktime, 2018
      Gyoungmin Kim, Breaktime, 2018
    • Gyoungmin Kim, My heart, 2020
      Gyoungmin Kim, My heart, 2020
    • Detail shot of My Heart

      Detail shot of My Heart

    • Gyoungmin Kim, Love (Woman), 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Love (Woman), 2015
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Love (man), 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Love (man), 2015
  • Gyoungmin Kim, What are you doing now, 2016

    Gyoungmin Kim

    What are you doing now, 2016 Acrylic on bronze
    29 1/8 x 60 5/8 x 29 1/8 in
    74 x 154 x 74 cm
  • Family, togetherness

    While most of the figures are singular, satisfied or wistful, Gyoungmin Kim also creates representations of the family. Sacrificing quietud for whimsy and visible love, these groupings celebrate togetherness and bonds with perceptibly fun, physical activities.

    • Gyoungmin Kim, Hi II, 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Hi II, 2015
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Picnic, 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Picnic, 2015
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Love memorial, 2015
      Gyoungmin Kim, Love memorial, 2015
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Baseball Family, 2014
      Gyoungmin Kim, Baseball Family, 2014
    • Detail shot of Baseball Family

      Detail shot of Baseball Family

    • Gyoungmin Kim, My love bung bung, 2016
      Gyoungmin Kim, My love bung bung, 2016
    • Detail shot of My Love Bung Bung

      Detail shot of My Love Bung Bung

  • Philosophy and Public Art

    Philosophy and Public Art

    The experiences with which we most deeply identify can be novel or quotidian. Kim's sculptures live within a Heideggerian "Everydayness" (Allteglichkeit), the register most full of human existence, often mingled into public scenes where they are installed.

    • Gyoungmin Kim, Wonderful day (woman), 2016
      Gyoungmin Kim, Wonderful day (woman), 2016
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Wonderful day (man), 2016
      Gyoungmin Kim, Wonderful day (man), 2016
  • Golf within Gyoungmin Kim's Everydayness

    In several works, Gyoungmin Kim portrays golfers. They are captured at different points, yet all of these shown here are constructed after their swing has connected with the ball; this is the followthrough.

     

    Each golfer is inhaling, watching their ball sail through the air, softly quieting the momentum of the swing through their arms as they bring their golf clubs to a slow rest at their side. The You are the Best works are shown just after this moment, now in repose, exhaling as they admire their work.

  • Golfers

  • 2D Wall Sculpture

    2D Wall Sculpture

    In addition to bronze, Gyoungmin Kim also creates rich, 2 dimensional wall sculptures with steel.

     

    Vibrantly colored and animated, each one brightens up the wall on which it is mounted.

    • Gyoungmin Kim, First Encounter (Man), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, First Encounter (Man), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, First Encounter (Woman-small), 2020
      Gyoungmin Kim, First Encounter (Woman-small), 2020
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Golf man Ver. 3 (Heyday) (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Golf man Ver. 3 (Heyday) (small), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Good Team (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Good Team (small), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver.4 (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver.4 (small), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Golf man Ver. 2 (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Golf man Ver. 2 (small), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver. 3 (Heyday) (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver. 3 (Heyday) (small), 2022
    • Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver. 2 (small), 2022
      Gyoungmin Kim, Golf woman Ver. 2 (small), 2022
  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EXHIBITION OR PUBLIC ART, CONTACT US AT BS@BLANKSPACEART.COM