Jonathan Kim’s practice places a deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors, named as Gong-gan-seong (spatiality). Kim’s works not only demonstrate the true value of mediums or materials but also provides people with a spatial experience through the concept of Gong-gan-seong. Kim’s core research has been inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan's philosophy of Man-nam (Encounter) which influenced Japanese sculptural concept Mono-ha and Korean painting style Dansaekhwa. Kim is currently expanding and rediscovering the new meaning of Gong-Gan-Seong by researching other post-minimalist art movements.
Credit: Thomas McCammon.