Kim Yong-Ik never fails to surprise his audience. In his second solo exhibition, “Speaking of Latter Genesis,” 2019, at Tina Kim Gallery, Kim’s signature polka dots are unexpectedly pristine and unsullied. For Kim the dots are a part of his lifelong subversion of art making-often appearing smeared, soiled, and scribbled upon in his earlier work-in keeping with his anti-art aesthetic. A nonconformist from the get go, Kim’s art developed in defiance of the minimalist Dansaekhwa movement of the 70s and later the left leaning Minjung or “people’s art,” of the 80s in South Korea.
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