For HOT MESS, Zinu Kim is presenting two oil paintings. With an interest in religion and spiritualist iconography, esoteric symbolism and animal icons, Kim’s artworks act as narrative language-paintings, wherein fairytale colours and images are woven together to create a unique and dreamlike artistic world.
Zinu Kim. (b. 1979, Seoul) is a Korean artist based in Berlin. He was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. He majored in Asian Painting at Seoul National University before studying Painting at HFBK Hamburg, Germany. He mainly works on painting, at times combined with installation and performance. As he is trained in both Korean and European painting, he explores both traditions, positing a new realm between the two. Several of his exhibitions have taken place in Germany at Diskurs, Berlin in 2018, 2020 and 2021; Momentum, Berlin (2018); Kwadrat, Berlin (2019); Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (2014); Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt (2014); Kunstverein Köln (2014).