B E R R Y L I N – Solo Exhibition by Berry Kim at SomoS

Berlin! Save the date March 20 – 27. 2019! Berry Kim’s B E R R Y L I N, is a liberated realm freed from the pressures and expectations of South Korean society, yet, like Berry’s earlier work, still heavily based on the reinterpretation of urban life and consumer culture. A bright pop-culture world that playfully, but not uncritically, re-imagines the commercial and materialistic everyday goings-on of fashion, beauty, street life, art, and nightlife, B E R R Y L I N is a one-of-a-kind romp through a fantastical world, inspired by her time living in Berlin. Characters, landmarks, city streets, labels, brands and signs are animated and take on new meanings, and influences as extensive as 19th Century German iconography and art history, the Weimar Republic, to modern day club culture and computer games are channelled into witty, absurdist and irreverent artworks.

Berry’s immersive installation consists of mixed-media works, painting, drawings, large scale fabric prints, objects, and wearable art – in between subversive department store, delirious apartment, and Wunderkammer, it parodies a hyper image/status-focused consumer society.

Opening Reception: March 19, 2019, 6-9pm
Open March 20 – 27, Tue-Sa, 2-7pm
Entry free

Berry Kim received a Bachelor degree in Communication Design at SADI Korea, and a Masters in Illustration at London’s Kingston University in 2016. She received the Art 369 Award (Bronze) in 2016, was the Asyaff 2017 and 2018 artist, and was nominated by Rapp auction in 2018. Berry’s works have been displayed at the Tokyo Design Festa 2017, Seoul Design Festival 2017, Pink Art Fair 2018, and Seoul Illustration Fair 2018. She had a solo exhibition at the Gallery ILHO in 2018, and has participated in a number of group exhibitions in London and Seoul.