I am a Korean Berlin-based painter who is fascinated by how humans and human nature should be portrayed in a contemporary manner. Portrait painting spans across all generations of art styles. It unfolds and reveals social dynamics, ideology, and customs of the respective period. In this way, portrait painting is both the most timeless and subjective discipline in art. During the recent past, the possibilities to visually represent ourselves have never been greater. We all draw our own portraits in real time and they are constantly evolving. I investigate this popularization and transformation of portrait culture in the digital world.


2013 - 2015 Innenarchitektur Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

2004 - 2008 Bachelor of fine art, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

2016 „EXhibition“, Ex Berlin, Berlin

2017 "City of Singles" Portraits of Tinder, Ex Berlin, Berlin

2019 Portraits of Tinder Project (Part 2), 20square7, Berlin 

Group Exhibitions

2009 „Pick up Art“, Samcheung Galerie, Seoul

2009 „Playground in August“, Galerie Young, Seoul

2010 „Hot Issue“, Galerie Gaia, Seoul

2016 „Fremder Alltag“, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst / Leipzig, Leipzig

2019 Open Studio at GlogauAIR, Berlin

Art Fair & Residence 

2016 „Art...Essenz 2016", Berlin

2019  Glogau A.I.R., Berlin


2018  Nomination  Eb-Dietzsch-Kunstpreis für Malerei 

2018  Nomination  artig Kunstpreis 2018



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