EUNJEONG KIM                




Eunjeong Kim is a contemporary artist currently living and working in Germany. She expresses a continuous exploration of the essence of pure shapes and lines, creating an independent visual language that is free from predefined meanings. Through various mediums, including painting, digital collages, sculpture installations, 3D animations, AR, and VR, the artist aims to expand the dimensions of painting and evoke different sensations.

Throughout Eunjeong Kim’s career, she has been recognized and supported through various grants, scholarships, prizes, and fellowships. Notable among these are the funding program from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung in Germany, the Art-Technology matching project from Arko in South Korea, Artist in Residence in Kuenstlerhaus Meinersen in Germany, and fellowship ‘No end to the Road’ from Kulturforum Witten in Germany. In 2023, Eunjeong Kim held solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Varel and Kuenstlerhaus Meinersen both in Germany. The artist has been an active participant in numerous group exhibitions and festivals. Noteworthy exhibitions include ‘Digital Dada’ at Kunstverein Wolfsburg in 2023, and ‘Nine Suns‘ at Uzwei in Dortmunder U in 2022.




2023 Meisterschuelerin, Prof. Wolfgang Ellenrieder, Braunschweig University of Art, Germany

2022 Diploma with honors, Prof. Hartmut Neumann, Braunschweig University of Art, Germany

2014 Painting B.F.A., Hong-ik University, South Korea


2024-2025 Funding program ‘150years Villa Huegel – 150projects for the Ruhrgebiet’, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, Essen, Germany

2023 Art-Technology matching project, Arko, South Korea

2023 Nomination in Ketterer Kunst Masterclass Prize 2023, Ketterer Kunst, Germany

2023 Award in LED-Competition 2023, Volksbank BraWo, Brunswick, Germany

2023 Fellowship ‘No end to the road’, Kulturforum Witten, Witten, Germany

2023 Sponsering, Braunschweiger Privatbank, Brunswick, Germany

2022-2023 Artist in Residence 2022 of Boesenberg Foundation, Kuenstlerhaus Meinersen, Meinersen, Germany

2022 Working grant after diploma, Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation, Brunswick, Germany

2021 Award in LED-Competition 2021, Volksbank BraWo, Brunswick, Germany

2014-2015 Grant for young artists, Kangwon Cultural Foundation, South Korea





My work deals with the space of painting, investigating the interplay between 2D and 3D, tradition and innovation, and analog and digital. When I paint, I don‘t just imagine a flat image, but rather I imagine how lines, surfaces, shapes and colors overlap and blend three-dimensionally in many layers. I aim to visually express this through the process of transforming a painting into 3D.

Where do shapes and lines come from? Have I seen them in everyday life? Do they reflect my current emotions? My drawing practice involves discovering abstract, pure shapes and lines without clear meanings. Sometimes they emerge intuitively, while at other times, they appear as precise as a digital collage. Reflecting on various images leads to the accidental creation of new forms, whose meaning eludes any logical explanation. The abstraction in my works allows these forms to break free from any conventional meaning. They exist without a specific purpose and become pure visual elements. Consequently, my art is a continuous exploration of the essence of the purest shapes and lines, speaking an independent visual language free from predefined meanings.

My process begins with digital collages. First, I collect photos from everyday life and screenshots from the internet. The world I live in and the world I experience through my phone  seem similar, but different. Especially, the numerous images and information I encounter every second on social media blend with reality. To visually express this, I composite the collected photos and screenshots into various layers, creating random forms. I then mix them with brush tools to obscure specific shapes and narrative. In this process, certain forms lose clear meanings, leaving behind pure shapes and colors. With the completed collages, I paint again using real paint. I explore how painting can differ from the digital works and how traditional painting can distance itself from digital media with my artistic vocabulary, even though my painting replicates the digital works.

Subsequently, I translate it into 3D, such as sculpture installations, 3D animations, AR, and VR. Through them, the elements of the painting can be experienced in 3D. Particularly in 3D digital works, the painterly composition comes to life and interacts dynamically with each other and with the viewer's spatial position. In AR, the painterly elements break free from the traditional canvas with movement and music, providing a hybrid experience between 2D and 3D where one can actively interact with the 3D elements. In VR, you immerse yourself in the painterly world and experience it immersively with music. The space created by the 3D realization of the painting is brought back into the 2D painting again, creating a different sensory experience.

The transition of media expands the dimension of painting. From analog effects to digital effects, from flat painterly elements to 3D sculptures, from moving animations to virtual reality, where one can interact with touch and sound. Moreover, from 3D to 2D paintings again. To me, everything is like painting. Different media and dimensions evoke different sensations, which, in turn, affect my painting.




2023 In between, Kunstraum Varel, Varel, Germany

2023 Braunschweiger Privatbank, Brunswick, Germany

2023 Floating Painting – Between analogue and digital, Kuenstlerhaus Meinersen, Meinersen, Germany

2016 Scenery of innerside, Space Noon, Suwon, South Korea

2015 Dream in reality, Gallery Dos, Seoul, South Korea

Group Exhibitions/ Festivals

2023 No end to the road, Saalbau Witten, Witten, Germany

2023 Tender seeds in fragile spaces, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany

2023 Masterclass exhibition, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Germany

2023 Artspace Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany

2023 Digital Dada, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2023 Think Halle on New Now Festival, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

2023 Crunch question 2.0, SAP, Walldorf, Germany

2023 Scary. Great, Atelierhaus Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

2023 Paged out, Weltspiele, Hannover, Germany

2022 Nine Suns – Stories of utopian digital worlds, Uzwei im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany

2022 Nature-Human 2022, Martinikirche, St. Andreasberg, Germany

2022 I carry happiness to home in my sleeves, Galerie vom Zufall und vom Glück, Hannover, Germany


WORKS [ Selection ]

All the works can be purchased here