Kim Yunjae was born in 1982, Seoul, Korea. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Kyungwon University in South Korea. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art, specializing in Environmental Sculpture.
Kim recalls his time with the South Korean army, stationed in the demilitarized zone. This experience profoundly shaped his experience of landscape and strongly inspired the imaginary topographies, which appear to erupt from his delicate and aesthetic mixed media sculptures of human heads. In line with his belief that human lives are strongly influenced by the stars, works are titled along an astronomical theme, such as Sun and Moon.
The artist has had several solo and group exhibitions both in South Korea and abroad. His ‘Metal Landscape’ at the POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, and landscape sculpture at the Yoo Art Space in Seoul attracted much attention and critical acclaim. His artworks also form part of the collections of the Danwon Art Museum.