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Artist KIM NAM PYO's relentless dedication to portraying the intense desire for expression in his inner world is evident in his perfect realistic expression, screen composition, arrangement, and powerful brush strokes. The 'UNMASK' series, as THE ONE PIECE OF ART, is a testament to his unwavering commitment and will be presented to capture his new breath.

Through the lion's eyes, which look intense but a little tired, the harsh breathing felt through the mouth covered with blood after hunting, and the feelings of anxiety, joy, wonder, and sadness that we did not recognize through the lion's face. Rather than showing and distorting it more intensely than it is, the artist Kim Nam-pyo is breathing with us and pulling out the things behind it that look different depending on the emotion and state of mind looking at the lion's face.

Through this one-piece art, the artist creates a new way of communicating with viewers. Place a chair in front of the work, and the viewer sits on the chair, making eye contact with the lion.

The one-piece art video shows that the sick chair is lonely in a busy city. On the last screen of the video, the chair moves to the artist's studio, and the artist is sitting in the chair in the studio. In this way, the artist sees all the phenomena shown in our eyes as the reality that occurs in reality and portrays the truth behind it, which we do not want to lift again through painting.

A one-piece art video shows the sick chair lying lonely in a busy city. On the last screen, the chair moves to the artist's studio, and the artist sits in it.

With the connection between unfamiliarity and heterogeneity, the old chair surrounds us, and no one gives us interest or attention. Still, it exists and travels through time, searching for its meaning.

Therefore, "Traveler_Traveler" is another theme of artist Kim Nam-pyo's One Piece Art. The artist's exploration of various phenomena and objects that coincide and how to approach them through pictorial interpretation lead to the artist's multiple actions, and there are materials that the artist has chosen to enable the actions. It is called "Traveler_Traveler" as a symbolic meaning for the artist's thoughts and anguish that do not stop.

In this way, the artist looks at all the phenomena shown in our eyes as the reality that occurs in reality and portrays the truth behind the scenes that we do not want to hear back in painting.

In the "UNMASK" SERIES, The old liger, drawn with the touch of a brush applied to the canvas, depicts an old and ill one who has become a hindrance. It asks how to talk about abstract emotions through objects or figures in the pictorial sense of drawing and stories of the reality that humans face.

New works and visitors meet as one-piece art circulates in the exhibition hall. Even when the job is completed, he encounters one-piece art that shows another perspective on art as he continues to change, breathing with space.



Born in 1970, Seoul, Korea

Works and lives in Seoul


2006   M.F.A., Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul

1998   B.F.A., Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul



2024   UNMASK, artbn gallery, Seoul

            The Hole, OBSCURA gallery, Seoul

            Annapurna – A painterly exploratioin of realities, OKMP gallery, BUSAN

2023   Annapurna, Seoul Mountain Climbing & Culture Center, Seoul

            UNMASK - End of Untold Sincerity, NAMA gallery, Seoul

2022   OWL, Silent Gaze, sonoart gallery, Seoul

            Origin, Insatant Landscape, aif lounge and HORI art space, Seoul

            Jeju Fantasy – The Triumph of Painting, khalfagallery, Seoul

            Painting JEJUDO, Kyobo Art Space, Seoul

2021   Malerisch meditation, Museum DAH, Busan

            CASTIE, gallery now, Seoul

2020   Gumgill, aif lounge and HORI art space, Seoul

2019   Stopping for a while at 50, Gana Busan, Busan

2018   Insatant Landscape – Goosebumps, Atelier Aki, Seoul

2017   Insatant Landscape – Sensitive Construction, Allmeartspace, Seoul

            Insatant Landscape – Goosebumps,Gana Art Center, Seoul

2016   Inward Thoughts, PiaLux Art Sphere, Seoul

2015   Fingertip-scape, a route, Seoul

2014   Phantasmagoria – The route of sense, Insaartcenter, Seoul

2013   Instant Landscape – Traveler, Seoul Auction, Seoul

2010   My Art is My World _ Encounter of the Two Worlds, Kim Nam-Pyo & Ji Yong-Ho, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2009   Instant Landscape, Gana Art NY, New York

            Instant Landscape, Goozee Gallery, Daegu

            Instant Landscape, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam

2008   Instant Landscape, Gallery IHN, Seoul

2007   Instant Landscape, Gallery HYUNDAI-Window Gallery, Seoul

            Instant Landscape, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam

2005   Stopping for a While, Vinyl Gallery, Seoul

1999   1st Solo Exhibition, Woonggeon Gallery, Seoul

TENT (Nampyo kim+Yoondujin)

2022   4st‘ TENT’, HYEONE ART GALLERY, Seoul

2022   3st The Relevance of the Beautiful, obscura, Seoul

2016   2st‘ TENT’, space ikki, Seoul

2015   1st‘ TENT’, gallery purple, Gyeonggi


Duo Exhibitions

2023   Be an example, BEKA gallery, Seoul

2021   [SA;I],  Nampyo kim+Yoondujin, THEO gallery, Seoul

2018   ‘Touchable Scene’ Nampyo,kim++Jongseok, yoon, Gana Art Park, Gyeonggi

2017   ‘Imagine-The guard of illusion and existence’ (Nampyo kim+Koo Egene), Lina Gallery, Seoul

2016   ‘AndrogynyⅢ’ (Nampyo kim+Kang Junyoung), Atelier Aki, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

2023    Uncanny Garden, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Gyeonggi

            ART Pick 30, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

2022    The Birth of ART, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

            Le Retour, galleryn9, Seoul

            THRU, artbn gallery, Seoul

            Art in Faith, aif lounge and HORI art space, Seoul

            ‘Binary Medium’, Gana art bokwang, Seoul

            Amulet, gallery won, Seoul

2021   Spielraum x Phytology, Museum SAN, Wonju

2021 Residency Festa, Gyeongju Arts Center, Gyeongju

2020   Lifetime Long with Art, BODYFRIEND Company, Seoul

            ENDLESS : Extended sight, Atelier Aki, Seoul

2019   ‘Six men-petty craftsmanship’,Gana insaart center, Seoul

            ‘Peace-become one’, Odusan unification tower, Gyeonggi

2018   ‘Atelier by the museum’, Gana Art Park, Gyeonggi

            ‘Gangwon, The story’, Gangneung Art Center, Gangneung

            ‘New Wave’, BNK artgallery, Busan

2017   2017Atelier Story, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul

            Painting on Paintings, BNK Kyongnam Bank Gallery, Kyongnam

            Rabbit Hole, between Reality and Fantasy, LOTTE Gallery, Gyeonggi

            100Albums 100Artist, Avenuel Art Hall, Seoul

2016   Unfamiliar Feeling, Naesorak Mountain Art Museum, Kangwon-do

            Art & Flower collaboration, NAM.K art gallery, Seoul

            Breath of Forest, Incheon Shinsegae Gallery, Incheon

            Prologue, 640art tower gallery, Seoul

            ‘Androgyny’, Atelier Aki, Seoul

2015    ‘Dowon’, Atelier Aki, Seoul

            ‘Hositamtam’, Korea university museum, Seoul

            Paris-Daily temptations, seoul art center, Seoul

            OCEANUS K-ART oceanus arthall, Pusan

2014    Material Magic, ilwoospace, Seoul

2013    Residing in private place, Atelier Aki, Seoul

            journey in the book, gallery PURPLE, Gyeonggi

            Residing in private places, Atelier Aki, Seoul

            Primavera, Amway Museum, Gyeonggi

            Contemporary Age: 30 years with artists, Gana Art Center, Seoul

            Art by MKZ, Beyond Museum, Seoul

            Cool Running, Lotte gallery, Seoul

2012    Comtemporary? Comtemporary!, Atelier Aki, Seoul

            Healing Camp, Gana Atelier Resident Artists Report, Gana Art Center, Seoul

            Unrealistic Zoo: Art Safari in Lotte, Lotte gallery, Gyeonggi

2011    ArtForte, Gana Art Center, Seoul

            Fashion into art, PLATEAU, Seoul

            Animalier, Coreana Museum of Art, space*c, Seoul

            Art Wave, atelier aki in versace, Seoul

            Paranoid Scene, Interallia Art Company, Seoul

            Fusion, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul

            Mr,Rabbit in Art Land, Gyeonggi Museum of Morden Art, Gyeonggi

            Museum Safari, Cube Museum, Seongnam Art Center, Gyeonggi

2010    Multi Effect, Gallery Ihn, Seoul

            MY ROOM OUR ATELIER, Gana Art Center, Seoul

            MAYBLOSSOM, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2009   Like Yves Saint Laurent, Gallery Artside, Seoul

            Dissonant Visions, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

            From Yeonhui-dong, YHD Projects, Seoul

            Chuang-tzu and Butterfly, Gana Art Gangnam, Seoul

            Chocolate-box, Jang Heung Art Park, Jang Heung

2008    KAMI’s Choice: The Soul of Korean Contemporary Art, Insa Art Center, Seoul

            Real Illusions, Gana Art NY, New York

            First Step: New Art from Korea, Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing

            First Step: New Art from Korea, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

2007   '37 31'N 126 58'E Seoul'', Archeus Gallery, London

            One+One, Gallery Touchart, Heyri Art Valley, Paju

            Art AuctionShow, COEX, Seoul

            F-estival, Gallery Skape, Seoul

            From Korea, Gallery LM, Seoul

2006   The Reopening Exhibition, Gallery Skape, Seoul

            Tomorrow - The Collaborations, Soma Museum of Art, Seoul

            May Show, Gallery Skape, Seoul

2003   Uncanny- Unfamiliar, Gallery La Mer, Seoul
2002   Korea-China Exchange Exhibition, Beijing University, Beijing
            History & Consciousness- Dokdo, S.N.U. Museum, Seoul

2001  South/North & Alienation, HelloArt Gallery, Seoul
            Vision 21, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul

Art Fairs

2019   Art Busan, Busan

            Art Central, Hong Kong

2018   KIAF, COEX, Seoul

            Art Busan, Busan

            Art Central, Hong Kong

2017   Art Busan, Busan

2016   Start art fair, London

            Art Busan, Busan

            Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Singapore

            Context Miami, USA

2015   Start art fair, London

            Art stage, Singapore

            KIAF, COEX, Seoul

2014   Abu Dhabi Art, United Arab Emirates

2013   TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands

            Abu Dhabi Art 2013, United Arab Emirates

            Art Taipei 2013, Taipei, Taiwan

2012   Abu Dhabi Art 2012, United Arab Emirates

            KIAF, COEX, Seoul

            Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

            GallerySeoul2012, Galleria Foret, Seoul

            Art stage, Singapore

2011   KIAF, coex, Seoul

            Art Amsterdam, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam

            Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

            TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2010   KIAF, COEX, Seoul

            Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

            ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2008   Pan Amsterdam, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam

            Art Amsterdam, Gallery Skape, Amsterdam

            Bridge Art Fair, Gallery Touchart, New York

            Blue Dot Asia, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul

            55 Contemporary Artists, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul

2007   Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Touchart, New York

            The Affordable Art Fair, London

            Chungdam Art Fair, Eugene Gallery, Seoul

            Art Rotterdam, Canvas International Art, Rotterdam

2006   Art Beijing, Gallery Hyundai, Beijing 

            Art Amsterdam, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam


Company Makk

(Stage Design)

2005  <Movement & Sound>, Deresa Choi Dance Company, Seoul Arts Center, Towol Theater, Seoul

            <I! Symchung>, Deresa Choi Dance Company, National Theater of Korea, Main hall- HAE, Seoul

2004    Opening Exhibition of Vinyl Gallery, <Object>, Vinyl Gallery, Seoul
            <Sacred Alibi>, Chohung Gallery, Seoul
            <Imagination Diet>, Sungok Art Museum, Seoul
2003    Project 4 <Maebong Tunnel- The Fantastic, Black Dust>, Maebong Tunnel, Seoul

2002    Project 3 <Scratching>, Jangchung Middle School, Seoul
            Project 2 <Reconstruction Project 2002>, Traveling Exhibition, Songjeon Primary School, Seoul, Korea. Stone&Water Gallery, Anyang
2001   Project 1 <Reconstruction Project>,Bangbae-dong Reconstruction Area, Seoul

2000   Organized “Company Makk”


Video Shows

2004 Seoul Fringe Festival - The 4th Removal, Theatre Choo, Seoul
New Media Art Festival - Bourgeois, Ilju Art House, Seoul

2003 3rd Indy Video Festival - The 4th Removal, Ilju Art House, Seoul


Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Seou l(Tree times)

Sungnam Art Foundation, Sungnam

Suwon Ipark Museum of Art, Suwon

Daegu Museum, Daegu



Arts Council Foundation Award

Gold Medal, National University Art Exhibition

Gold Medal, Creative Art Association

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