Where East Meets West
Born in Korea, artist Daehyun Kim was taught the styles of illustration and painting most common in areas of East Asia. Now a professional painter with a thriving practice, he’s known for his beguiling black-and-white renderings that put social tensions under a spotlight. They pair Eastern art history with a cosmopolitan sensibility, wedding traditional styles with complex interrogations of relationships and the pressures held within—take, for example, his Moonassi series (Kim is also professionally known as Moonaa). See more from young global artists forging new paths in our selection of Gestalten books about illustration.
Images © Daehyun Kim