Art Center Pplus
Every gallery dreams of having an artist whose works are recognized globally. The Seoul-based Art Center Pplus—promoter and nurturer of modern art—represents Dong-yoo Kim, a household name across Asia who is popular for his depictions of pop-culture icons through the medium of pixilation and pop-art, creating a multitude of miniature portraits to form a bigger, more absorbing image. One of which was his contribution to the glamorous Esprit Dior Exhibition last year in Seoul where he magically fashioned a large image of Dior from a series of Marilyn Monroe pictures. His painting of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II back in 2012 was also highly praised. Held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Queen: Art & Image exhibition featured a wide-ranging display of images of The Queen throughout her 60-year reign, with one image—entitled Elizabeth vs. Diana—consisting of 1106 tiny portraits of Princess Diana. Kim’s work has been showcased globally and sold at prestigious auctions, such as his Mao vs. Monroe at Sotheby’s London, and last March he held a solo exhibition at Scope New York 2016.