Myeongbeom Kim creates magical atmospheres and unusual experiences through unex- pected encounters between everyday objects and astonishing creatures like the scene of a deer whose antlers become branches. He often incorporates suspensions and living creatures confined in light bulbs or helium balloons, to produce a sense of wonderment. Objects transform into other objects, other inexplicably float, and yet others are designed to be entirely useless… Kim’s installations and sculptures contain both man-made and natural elements, with the aim to accomplish surreal and dream-like spaces. Also like dreams, Kim’s work is playful but not without a latent sense of anxiety.
Kim MyeongBeom (Busan, 1976) received his diploma from the Academy of Fine Art in Seoul, where he specialized in sculpture. In 2002, he earned a Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and in Korea, and also in Europe where he has received recognition in international contemporary art fairs.