Untitled (Short People) - 6 balloons
Stone, urethane paint on stainless steel
111 x 50 x 37 cm


The conceptual artist Gimhongsok uses everyday subjects and materials to propose a novel perspective on conventional values. Gimhongsok’s sculpture, Untitled (Short People) – 6 (2018), is comprised of blown up balloons that are cast in stainless steel. Varying in size, the colors of these balloons are chosen and then blown up by the artist’s close acquaintances including family, friends, and students before being cast—a process that signals a symbolic transformation of their breath into the final object.

일상의 주제로 새로운 관점을 제시하는 개념미술가 김홍석의 조각 작품 <Untitled (Short People) – 6>(2018)은 가족과 친구, 제자 등 가까운 지인들이 각자 색을 고르고 날숨을 불어넣은 풍선을 스테인리스 스틸로 구현한 작업이다. 풍선에 바람을 불어넣는 일은 한 사람의 호흡이 풍선이라는 공간에 저장되는 것을 의미하며, 그 풍선은 풍선을 분 사람으로 상징화된다.


Jun 26, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020
Apr 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Aug 31, 2010 - Oct 24, 2010
Apr 17, 2008 - May 19, 2008



Gimhongsok Participates in Two-Person Exhibition 2019 Title Match: Gimhongsok vs. SEO Hyun-Suk - Incomplete Ruins at the Buk-Seoul Museum of Art

Gimhongsok Participates in Group Exhibition Irony & Idealism at the KF Gallery in Seoul

Gimhongsok Participates in Group Exhibition World of Xijing at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA), Korea

Gimhongsok Participates in Group Exhibition Space Life at the Ilmin Museum of Art

Gimhongsok Participates in ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the sea of oblivion at the Yokohama Triennale 2014