Korean artist Kim Joon discusses tattoos, taboos and his inspiration – interview | Art Radar Asia


Korean artist Kim Joon discusses tattoos, taboos and his inspi KimJoon2ration – interview | Art Radar Asia.

 

KOREAN CONTEMPORARY ART

The powerful works by Kim Joon depicting intriguingly ‘tattooed’ bodies beg for context. However, to more deeply understand Joon’s meditation on the meaning of tattoo as a social phenomenon and uniquely human act, a viewer must first appreciate the man and his personal experience. Kim Joon, born in 1966 in Seoul, has walked many paths in life: he is a renowned contemporary artist, a professor at Kongju National University in Korea, and is a former soldier in the Korean military. [read more]