KIM Hyung-Dae (1936)


First conceived in the 1980s and continuing today, Halo is a series which moves back and forth between painting and print, representing Kim’s artistic universe. From the mid-1980s in his Halo series, Kim started to expand the horizontal and vertical partitioning in his work throughout the entire surface of his abstract paintings, at the same time focusing on thick matière effects and layers of surface colour. Inspired by Korean traditional fabric and waves, Kim’s style pervades the Halo series with longitude and latitude lines offering visual and tactile depth, transforming it into a space of transparent monotone light.


Excerpted from exhibition catalogue: Korea, Gwacheon, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korean Contemporary Art Series : Kim Hyung-Dae Retrospective, April 8 - July 17, 2016.


1962 B.F.A., College of Fine Art, Department of Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1973 M.A., Graduate School of Art Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


2016 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
2003 Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2001 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
1999 Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
1998 Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
1996 Galerie BHAK, Seoul, Korea
1995 Galerie Akié Arichi, Paris, France



2016 LA Art Show Special Exhibition: Korean Dansaekhwa-The Traces of 4 Artists, LA, USA
2015–2016 The Flame of Seoul, 63 Sky Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 Following Traces, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
2015 We Are Still Standing II, Chungmunkyu Museum, Ansan, Korea
2014 The 10th GIAF, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
2012 Monochrome Painting II, Gonggan Purple, Paju, Korea
2009 Contemporary Art Renaissance Exhibition, Danwon Art Museum, Ansan, Korea
2008 Abstract Art; 1958–2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2004 Walking Ye-lim, Olympic Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2002 Understanding Abstract Painting, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2002 Korean and Japanese Contemporary Prints, Gallery OM, Japan
2002 Capturing Nine Colors, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
2000 Evolution and Transition of Korean Print, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
2000 Postwar Abstract Art in Korea and the West: Passion and Expression, Ho-Am Art Museum, Yongin, Korea