TaeKyu Yim

Selected Artwork Image
TaeKyu Yim, Marginal Man, 2005, Indian Ink on Korean Paper, 55 9/10 × 29 1/10 in (142 × 74 cm) © TaeKyu Yim

TaeKyu Yim is widely recognized for his comic-style paintings, which employ vibrant colors and a distinctive art brut style. 

Trained in Korean painting, Yim merges Occidental graphic elements with the meditative qualities of calligraphy, bringing a sense of instability and raw tension to his work. Yim exhibited in solo and group shows in Seoul, Paris, New York, and Beijing. 

In 2006, Yim was chosen for the prestigious MMCA Residency GoYang run by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Yim currently works and lives in between Seoul, Korea and Beijing, China.

His work “Erehwon Marginal Man #5 is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.  



Yim's astonishing virtuosity in ink painting is apparent with his sophisticated blank neutrals of the hanji left untainted amongst the frenzied rate of lines and ink blotches. - Lot Essay. 2008. Live Auction 2605 Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale), Christie's. Accessed Feb 23, 2021.
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