The work of drawing water drops is the act of melting everything into water drops and purely to "nothing". When we return everything such as fear, anger and worry to "unpreparedness", we will be able to experience peace and tranquility. Some people expect the growth of 'ego', but I aim at disappearance of 'ego' so that I am looking for the way of its expression.
Kim Tschang Yeul was born in Maengsan, South Pyongan province, Chosen on 24 December 1929. He is a Korean painter, who has spent most of his career focused on water drops.
Kim attended the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University from 1948 through 1950. He moved to Paris, France in 1969. In 1996 he was awarded the medal of Knight of Art and Letters, Embassy of France, Seoul. He currently lives in Paris.
His works are shown at the Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Fondation Veranneman, Ghent, Belgium; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Bochum Museum Art Collection, Bochum, Germany; and elsewhere.
Among his solo exhibitions were ones at the National Museum of China, Beijing (2005); Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2004); Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2004); Draguignan Museum, Drauignan, France (1997); Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (1994); Kongkan Gallery, Pusan, Korea (1994); SAGA (Matsumura Graphics, Tokyo), Paris (1993); The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (1993); Chicago International Art Exposition, Gallery Hyundai, Chicago (1989); Naviglio Gallery, Milan, Italy (1987); Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo (1983); Antwerp Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (1977); Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany (1975); and Knoll International, Paris (1973).
Ronny Cohen, Tschang Yeul Kim.
Lewis Biggs. Working with Nature: Traditional Thought in Contemporary Art from Korea: Chung, Chang-Sup; Yun, Hyong-Keun; Kim, Tschang-Yeul; Park, Seo-Bo; Lee, U-Fan; Lee, Kang-So.