The Moon and the Korean
Daehyun Kim was born in Seoul in 1980. Following his studies in traditional Asian painting, he decided to devote himself to drawing. Moonassi will become his artist name, contraction of the Korean words Moona (The Void) and ssi (common honorific title). His drawings in black and white are essential in 2007 in a solo exhibition and several collective exhibitions. His works are currently visible at the Museum of American Illustration and his work was rewarded in 2013 by the YCN Award.
Moonassi considers his work as a real introspection from day to day. Voluntarily anonymous, his characters, who reveal a certain strangeness, symbolize above all abstract concepts, expressions of language or fugitive thoughts that the artist fixes on paper in lunar landscapes.
A life project, his series of ink drawings explores the identity of his creator with elegance, discretion and humility. Strong and poetic visuals, the works of Daehyun Kim are appealing by their refinement and their philosophical connotations.
Daehyun Kim’s work is featured in the portfolio of Cercle Magazine N ° 2 – Science-fiction.
© Daehyun Kim The Moonassi website: www.moonassi.com