Kim Hyung-dae chose art non-figuratif. The choice of art non-figuratif could have been sufficient as a factor that could have appealed to the postwar generation rather than the figurative style. He was fascinated by the flow of dark paints, and believed that the powerful color that gushed out in admiration of the dynamism of the country's brush and knife could reveal the depths of his situation and express his sense of vitality. As a result, he won the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction's Award at the National Exhibition in 1961 under the theme of "Reduction B." In this work, the artist's passion for the situation and life at that time were expressed as they were, and the various expressions of the work were impressive.
In addition to the theme of "clan," Lee expressed his inner world through various themes such as "Family," "Germination,"" "harmony," and "Flowing," but in response to the impression of his work at that time, Lee Gyu-ryong was conscious of his red, barky skin, thin lines and round patterns. It is impressive for its fluid underlined lines that remind us of a cross-section of a biological autopsy, and its movement, like that of a relief matiére and the heart of life, are very impressive.
Kim Hyung-dae moves from direct expressionist abstraction to more internalized mental lyric abstraction.


  • Title: Restoration B
  • Creator: KIM Hyungdae
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Physical Dimensions: 162×112cm
  • Rights: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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