“Random Life” is a witty display of paper pulp sculptures, collaged tiles and print works with a touch of humour – the sort South Korean multimedia artist Kim Beom is best known for. The intentionally ambiguous silhouettes of his subversive works embrace the absurd, immersing the visitor in an alternative reality to challenge our understanding of how we make sense of the world around us, highlighting the variability of representation and perception.
With a practice spanning drawing, sculpture, video, and artist books, Kim contemplates a world in which perception is questioned. His works have been shown in institutions including the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Hayward Gallery (London), REDCAT Gallery (Los Angeles), the Cleveland Museum of Art, Arsonje Center (Seoul), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston). Biennials include Gwangju Biennale (1997 and 2012), Taipei Biennial (1998), Istanbul Biennial (2003), Venice Biennale (2005), Media City Seoul (2010), and Sharjah Biennial (2015).
Venue: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Gallery Hours: Mondays – Fridays: 10am – 7pm
Saturdays: 9am – 6pm, Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
When: 6 May - 17 Jun 2017,