Chung-seop Yim was born in 1941 in Jinchun, Chungbuk. He graduated from Seoul National University and NYU graduate school. Since he emigrated to New York in 1973, he has been opening 10 series of exhibition in Korea and other countries beginning from Queens Art Museum Exhibition in 1980 and private exhibition in O.K Harris Art Gallery. He is one of Korean artists who is distinctively active in art activity in New York. Especially, he comes and goes to Seoul and New York for a recent several years and is doing a conspicuous art work. His work has similarity with minimalism that was popular in America from 1970s to later 1980s. Nevertheless, its content describes younger years in a home town of Korea and daily tools in agricultural life that can be seen around. It forms a specific art world that expresses modern characteristics while it involves Korean sentiment.These kinds of his works introduces a western style and still keeps our own spirit beautifully. For this reason, he will be a positive model to many Korean artists who are having difficulties with finding their own identity in a myriad of mixture of western and oriental values.
Chung-seop Yim who pursues a specific art world by mixing Korean content with western style has been working in New York since the 1980s. He expresses a inner spirit and material exchange phenomenon hidden in materialistic settings by manufacturing an installment work that synthesized short stories of refined memory based on Korean sentiment. Along with it, recently he is praised of using "light" as a material theme of his work, which has been used as a major material theme in Avant Garde art since 20c.