Chance encounters, growing into new relationships
To turn a seemingly random encounter into a meaningful connection, constant communication is required. In the artist’s world, the rabbit and bear represent two very disparate personalities. During their travels together a bond is formed, while encountering unknown locales, and unfamiliar others.
The landscape they traverse is both natural and fairytale like -full of chaotic and geometric curves that create dissonance, but also melodious harmony- a surreal and dreamy fantasyland. The endless details pile forever into time, raising the questions we all ask: what should be the attitude to life’s journey, and where is the final destination? Not only for the bear and rabbit, but us?
By allowing everyone to experience the bear and rabbit’s journey, immersing us in the chaos and loneliness of society, the artist shows us this - no one is happy alone, but anyone can be happy with the tiniest of efforts to be together.
2012: Lobby and office room interior design – 天土人Clinic, Seoul
2013: Graduated Korea National University of Art
2013 – 2014: Finished Colorist course at MODE fashion school, Tokyo
2014 – 2015: Origami instructor of art therapy
– Senior illustrator of media marketing company
2016: Solo exhibition Design Festa Gallery – Tokyo
2017: Published a fairytale book ‘You are my Gift!’
2018: Solo exhibition Shibuya Hikarie8 – Tokyo
2019: Solo exhibition Pinacoteca Provinciale di Salerno – Italy
2019: Solo exhibition Koganecho Artist Residence Yokohama – Japan
On Japanese TV NHK in 2021
Koganecho Artist Residence Gaeun Kim “You are my Gift” solo exhibition in 2019
Interview in 2019
Interview in 2018
Interview in 2016
– You Are My Gift –
“Moon, make sure the boat arrives safely.”
When the moon is full, a bear in the village of Lotus goes to the mountain to express his wish.
Gaeun’s artworks have been released as a fairytale art book. The book has been translated into five languages, English, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, in one book in order to communicate with many friends from all over the world.
“You are my gift!” is a book that touches the hearts of people of all ages.
A perfect gift for your family, friends, lover or for yourself.
Size : 265*390 mm