Korea / Duration 41s / 2009
Using animation photography, Joon creates three-dimensional human figures over which he meticulously grafts human, animal and artificially-created skin. These figures are then covered in bright patterns of “tattoos” made from logos of designer labels and traditional Asian imagery. His work explores the idea of the tattoo, a major taboo in Korea, as an expression of secret desires and hidden pain.
Kim Joon, born in 1966 in Seoul, has walked many paths in life: he is a renowned contemporary artist, a professor at Kongju National University in Korea, and is a former soldier in the Korean military.