I’m Jong-hee Kim working on the Plant Person Series.
I got the motif for the Plant Person Series from the characteristic of nature that lives without losing its true characteristic.
This series pictures the image of a person who grows plants on his/her body and finds
his/her true nature through the process.
The average created by people, will that be accurate?
Some time ago, numbers have emerged around the world.
These numbers created the average. The average produced separations and regulations. All of those eventually formed the standard. We make the society abided by the average standard and are living in it.
Like the words ‘just like other,’ will the life set around the average standard be the life and happiness we want?
There is no stereotype or average standard in nature, unlike the world of humans. They live a life of freedom. Even the same type of plants have flowers with different colors at different places.
That is nature and they only live their life according to their own characteristics.
The motif for the Plant Person Series came from the characteristic of nature that lives without losing its true characteristic.
This series pictures the image of a person growing plants on his body and finds
his true nature through the process.
A root grew out of my body.
I will not lose myself because of the root that grew out of my body.
I can make oxygen to breathe with my own body.
I can eat the fruits that grew on my body.
I can wear the scent that bloomed from my body as clothes.
Work / Education
· Majored in Oriental Painting in the Department of Painting at Hansung University (Graduated in 2018)
· 2018 ASYAFF & Hidden Artist Festival (DDP: Dongdaemun Design Plaza)
· Korean Modern Engraving Artist Association Exhibition – Human人:Engraving (Museum of Contemporary Art at Hongik University)