Oneyung Kim is an emerging South Korean figurative artist based in Irvine California. From humble origins, Oneyung’s contemporary figurative paintings are rapidly gaining global recognition by prominent figures within the commercial 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, Oneyung Kim talks exclusively to Artist Nest about her childhood past growing up in Busan and experiences that shaped her present day artist development two decades later as a contemporary figurative painter specialiing in painting the female form.
In your own words, can you introduce yourself and tell us why you chose to accept an invitation from our producer to profile your work on the platform as part of an innovative new series of international artist features?
There is an estimated 7.4 billion people all over the world from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. What can you tell us about Oneyung Kim, the artist behind the art?
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?
Oneyung, your current body of work comprise of two completed series. Can you talk us through the concept behind “The Egg”, your first painting series?
Can you talk us through your relationship with the subject and body and how that translates onto the canvas.
Can you talk us through your ideas and creative process?
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?
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?
Looking to the future, what’s next on the agenda for Oneyung Kim? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Oneyung Kim, thank you for taking the time to give us an informative insight into your background and body of work. In concluding, do you have any final words you would like to leave us with?