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Jongmin Joy Kim

Untitled, 2021

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48 in


Jongmin Joy Kim (b. 1991) is a self-taught, mixed media painter based in New York City. He was born in a small town in a southern province in South Korea and moved to Manhattan in 2014. He started to draw cartoons to entertain his friends in his early years, developing and changing his styles extensively. The themes that each of Kim’s works contains are not just pleasant ones. It is common in our society now, and it may be a rather heavy story. Excessive interest in others, ethically strict standards, and individual thinking limited by collective intelligence seem to be sickening our minds now. The artist thinks that we can have a little leisurely mind by interpreting the many social issues that we are going through, the emotional judgments caused by excessive immersion.


Jongmin Joy Kim : Untitled, 2021