Kim Dae-Soo
(1955, Seoul, Korea)

Born in 1955, Kim Dae-Soo began his studies of photography at the prestigious Hongik University, then he continued his training at the Parsons School and at the Pratt Institute in New York. Back in Korea, he became a photography teacher himself.

Kim Dae-Soo explores the aesthetical features of the bamboo that symbolize the moral staminy of the man. His work on the pause time and on the inversion in negative enables him to reverse our vision of the world and his reversed photographs refer to the interaction between Yin and Yang, and so stage the Extreme-Orient metaphysics in an abstract way, that is to say geometrical. Kim Dae-Soo explores the deep and sacred relation of the man with nature. He produces a disturbing work, between abstraction and figuration.

Exhibitions selected

Expositions personnelles

2015 - The New Wave, Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan

2014 - Dae Soo Kim , Galerie IBU, Paris

2013 - Trees from the People , Artpark Gallery, Seoul

2010 - Colors of the Bamboo, Gallery IHN, Seoul

2007 - DaeSoo Kim Photo Work, Mac Gallery, Busan

2006 - Sky Meditation , White Wall Gallery, Seoul

2004 - Sky, Winds, Stars, and Me, Kim Youngsub Photogallery, Seoul

2012 - Listen to the Bamboos, Gallery Eulenspiegel, Gallery Heuberg 24, Basel

2003 - Trees from the People, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul

2000 - The Tale of Three Trees, Sajinmadang, Seoul

Expositions collectives

2017 - Comme en paysage, Galerie Françoise Livinec, Paris

2016 - Lattrape-Feu - L'art réenchante le monde, École des filles, Huelgoat

2015 - Briser le toit de la maison - Le sacré dans l'art, École des filles, Huelgoat

2014 - Korean Beauty: Two Kind of Nature, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

2013/2014 - The Wind that Wakes the Bamboo, Gwangju National Museum, Gwangju

2012 -Korea International Art Fair, Coex A & B Hall, Seoul

2011 - Korean Spirit, Six Photographers, AramNuri Arts Center

2010 -Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention Center, Hong Kong

2009 - Seoul International Print-Photo Art Fair, Seoul Art Center, Seoul

2008 - Mori Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

2006 - Camera Work, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2005 - A Variety of Korean Art, Kumho Museum, Seoul

2004 - Looking Inside, Baeksang Memorial Hall, Seoul

2003 - This Is Landscape, Choheung Gallery, Seoul