MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Kim Dong Yoo’s Pointillism x Pop Art Reinterpretation of Historical & Religious Icons
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Artist Kim Dong Yoo blends the styles of pointillism (Damien Hirst and Chuck Close probably come to mind) and pop art to reinterpret historical and religious images and icons. Using a grid-like system of building block butterflies to create images, the subjects of his more recent works are historical figures like Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh. His more recent piece, Butterflies – Andy Warhol (2014), uses a combination of gray and white butterflies in caring sizes to construct a composite of Andy Warhol. Though his pieces look digital, they are all physically made, and it can take up to two days to complete a single half row. His current exhibition, “Living Together,” is on display at Hasted Kraeutler in New York from Apr. 30–Jun. 20, 2015.
Kim’s other featured works include his illusory crackle effect in his colorful reimagining of the memento mori skulls and his exploration of Renaissance painting and the stylistic representations of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
[Photo source: Hasted Kraeutler]