Kang’s 3x3-inch format painting, which fits neatly into the palm of a hand, is complete in itself; or it appears on a wall in a composition of several hundred, or several thousand similar pieces, conveying trivial everyday experience and fragmentary thoughts. POTASSIUM PENCIL, made of 700 3x3-inch canvases, demonstrates a unique, enormous landscape, covering the small images in thick brushstrokes. With playthings, stationery, and other daily items, the work visually represents a globalized, hybrid culture in which art and daily life, Eastern and Western factors, mix together. This Kang has christened the Bibimbap(mixed meal) Culture.


  • Creator: Kang Ikjoong
  • Date: 2000
  • Location Created: 268 Dongsan-Ro, Danwon-Gu, Ansan-City, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  • location:lon: 126.812326
  • location:lat: 37.319395
  • Physical Dimensions: w239 x h177 x d9.8 cm
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi museum of Modern Art
  • Type: mixed media

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