Korean illustrator Daehyun Kim, alias Moonassi, presents his first exhibition in Norway this week at Oslo’s Galleri Laszka.
Titled Embraceable Me, the exhibition features 7 new works in ink by the celebrated artist, who’s been receiving commissions from established magazines and brands in recent years.
As it is often the case in Moonassi’s work, the illustrations at the exhibition depict monochrome scenes of emotional symbolism, where human figures magically transform or find themselves in surreal situations.
For gallerist Eva Christin Laszka, these works deal with issues of togetherness, understanding, tolerance and “the difficulties of being together.”
Captions of images
1. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi), Who’s who, 2016. 73x51cm. Ink and Marker on paper.
2. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi), Into the black I – VII, 2016. ea. 35 x 90 cm. Ink on Korean paper.
3. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi), Embraceable You, 2016. 84x60cm. Ink on paper.
4. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi) Me zoo, 2016. 73x51cm. Ink on paper.
5. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi), A thorny bush you wich to stay, 2016. 73x51cm. Ink on paper.
6. Daehyun Kim (Moonassi), What we are, 2016. 73x51cm. Ink and Marker on paper.