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GJ Kimsunken

Minimal Art, Figurative Art

February 26, 2021

GJ Kimsunken is a South Korean contemporary artist who creates paintings and works on paper that approximate the figurative while digging deeper to uncover our shared capacity for transcendence. Adopting a minimalist view of figuration, he hints at the human condition and human figure through coloration, line, and texture. The artist peels back the layers in his works by scraping back the paint he applies to the canvas in an intimate and individualized manner specific to each artwork. All of Kimsunken’s pieces feature questions of figure and identity.  Also, he addresses themes of growth, change, and the implications of embracing a dynamic identity through the subtle differences in color and texture. Based in New Jersey, GJ Kimsunken has studied in the US and Australia.