Oneyung Kim Artist Profile

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January 11, 2016 by Artist Nest

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Oneyung Kim is an emerging South Korean figurative artist based in Irvine, California. From humble origins, Oneyung’s abstract figurative paintings are rapidly gaining global recognition by prominent figures within the contemporary arts scene, a remarkable achievement considering she only took up painting in 2012.

Providing a fascinating narrative in her first and most in-depth international artist profile feature publication of its kind, Oneyung Kim talks exclusively to Artist Nest about her childhood past growing up in Busan and experiences that shaped her present day artistic development as a painter two decades on.


Q1. In your own words, can you please introduce yourself and tell us why you chose to accept an invitation from our producer to be interviewed on Artist Nest as part of an innovative new series of international artist profile features?


Q2. There is an estimated 7.4 billion people living in the world from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. What can you tell us about Oneyung Kim, the artist behind the art?


Q3. Fortune favours the brave in pursuit of one’s dream. Can you talk us through your journey from South Korea to San Francisco in pursuit of a professional artist career?


Q4A. Oneyung, talk us through your current body of work and concepts behind the Egg series.


Q4B. Talk us through your current body of work and concepts behind the Light and Duality series.
Truth of D and Me #1


Q4C. Talk us through your current body of work and concepts behind the subject and body.
Truth of D and Me #4


Q4D. Talk us through your ideas and creative process.


Q5. You have sold a number of paintings from your current series. By my definition, that makes you a relatively successful artist. How do you personally define success from an artist perspective?


Q6. The art industry is a multi million dollar business. With that said, what makes an original Oneyung Kim painting a unique and valuable financial acquisition to a prospective buyer or collector?


Q7. There are a plethora of commercial online outlets selling art. Where can we buy your art?


Q8. Looking to the future, what’s next on the agenda for Oneyung Kim? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?


Q9. Oneyung Kim, thank you for taking the time to give us a fascinating insight into your background and body of work. In concluding, do you have any final words you would like to leave us with?



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