Picture : Jiana Kim, Blue inside blue porcelain, polyvinyl acetate resin, stain, variable dimensions, 2019




Opening Brunch- Sunday 15.09.2019 from 13:00 to 19:00  in presence of the artist.


JIANA KIM- Born in Seoul in 1972, lives & works in Seoul, South Korea.

For her first exhibition at the Art'loft gallery, Lee-Bauwens, the artist Jiana Kim will present a series of works made during the summer at the Boghossian Foundation's artist residency.

To Jiana Kim, clay is a means through which she fulfills her desire to draw with “light.” In considering herself simply as an artist who works with clay- rather than a ceramic artist. Jiana Kim had been contemplating on how to express her artistic inspiration from light. She was captivated by the infinite possibility of clay’s formative nature and began to devote her work to it.

Sharp-edged porcelain pieces of various shapes or resemble cracked egg shells are analogous to all matters in the world, and together, these pieces construct a small universe on the surface to which they are attached. Kim’s porcelain pieces may be metaphors for the 7 billion people residing on earth, or they may simply represent the beauty of assembly as a conventional value.

Jiana Kim’s porcelain artworks were originally inspired by the translucent quality of bone china. Yet Kim’s work also clearly reminds us of the trans- lucent glow of light created by traditional Korean windows and doors, so I wish to relate her work to these windows and doors made with changhoji, traditional Korean paper. Korean windows and doors were designed to filter the strong sun rays and let soft light into the rooms. Implicit in this design are Korean ancestors’ wisdom and their spirit of moderation.

It is perhaps by coincidence, but is it quick to conclude that Jiana Kim’s porcelain artworks remind us of Dansaekhwa (Abstraction Korean monochrome painting), which has been receiving international spotlight ? Considering the trend of later period Dansaekhwa painters using various industrial materials, it seems reasonable to place Kim’s porcelain paintings in the Dansaekhwa category.                                                                                                                                                    

Yoon, Jin-Sup, Art Critic



2008   Ph.D. in Craft &Design,Completed a Course in Seoul National University, South Korea

2002   M.F.A. in Fine Arts, Montclair State University, New Jersey, U.S.A

1998   B.F.A. in Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, U.S.A



2019   BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION, Residency artist, Belgium

2018   GYEONGGI CREATION CENTER, Residency artist, South Korea

2011   ARKO ART CENTER, Artist chosen, South Korea

2008   TAIWAN Ceramic Biennale 

           SEOUL OLYMPIC MUSEUM OF ART (SOMA), Artist chosen, South Korea

2007   WHANKI MUSEUM, Artist chosen, South Korea


This exhibition running between 15.09 au 20.10.2019


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ART’LOFT, Lee-Bauwens Gallery   Phone + 32 (0)475 41 19 63   Email   




_MATERIE PRIME – PAOLA PEZZI (Group Show)                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Rocca Roveresca, Senigallia - Italy                                                                                                                                                                                                     

06.09.2019 - 27.10.2019


_AGGREGATIONS  - KWANG YOUNG CHUN                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art - USA                                                                                                                                                                                                 

24.08.2019 - 07.06.2020


_ASIA NOW PARIS 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Asian Contemporary Art Fair - France                                                                                                                                                                                                     

16.10.2019 -20.10.2019



Wooyang Museum Of Contemporary Art in partnership with Ludion, Ground Museum and Art'loft, Lee-Bauwens Gallery

19.07.2019 - 31.10.2019


Infos pratiques
Thursday to Saturday or by appointment
Charme, 36
1190 Brussels - Belgique
+32 (0)475 411 963
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Founded in 2012 by Minyoung Lee and Gil Bauwens, the gallery's goal is to reveal and promote artists who are mostly coming from the Korean art scene, but also to show European artists works in Korea, through exhibitions or art events. As a curator, Minyoung Lee works closely with art institutions and museums and organizes exhibitions such as Brussels in Songeun: Imagining cities beyond technology 2.0 2019 in Seoul SongEun ArtSpace, TEAF 2014 (Taehwa River Eco Art Festival) in Ulsan, 3rd Identiy Hybrid 2010 in Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Boarding Bridge 2009 in Seoul Kring Kumho Museum, Dissipation and Return 2009 in Seoul Metro Museum, or Age of Fragrance 2008 in Dae-Jeon Asia Museum. Today, the gallery represents a group of several international artists with a large creative scope such as sculpting, painting, new media and installations. These include Korean artists Chun Kwang Young, Sungfeel Yun, Kim Joon, Moon Pil Shim, Kim ku Lim, Yunkyung Jeong, Sunghong Min, Jiana Kim and European artists Maurice Frydman, Ode Bertrand, Vera Molnar, Paola Pezzi and Aurélie Nemours.