Hi! I'm 08AM
contemporary art / painter, creator
The paranoiac disposition while growing up became the character PARAKID, which is my avatar since I started drawing. Inspired by the books on microscopic cell division and the stories of the infinite universe, the characters are reborn as new 'I' and described in the the works.
Usually my works start with one word, and most of them are 'visualizing the inside'.
It has been my way of expressing stories and scenes, or precarious inside that I wanted people to grasp, instead of showing it to them directly.
The 'color' that PARAKID spews or drifts around is a substitute for the creator's anxieties, which are repeated ceaselessly, in the process of expression.
In front of the white canvas, the repetition of anxiety and overcoming itself is constantly bursting out. The definition of work is done by a word or two without a description, ‘cause I want to express my inner self clearly, among the vague and easily shaken images of the time.
PARAKID takes the place of ‘I’ that cannot be expressed in daily life, and I live the impossible reality to PARAKID. The two are together, but they are different and on my behalf PARAKID will remain a work.
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Career and history
2016. Catholic University, Media Content Design [Lecture]
2013-14. Samsung Electronics [creative, artist work]
▪ 2017.12. "Dance Fusion 20th" anniversary exhibition [SUPY, Seoul]
▪ 2017.11. "COSMIC" group exhibition. [MODIUM, Seoul]
▪ 2016.10. "BEGINS" 08AM SOLO exhibition. [FIFTY FIFTY, Seoul]
▪ 2015.12. "Once Our Land" group exhibition. [Untitled gallery, Vancouver]
▪ 2015.11. Secrert garden group exhibition. [FIFTY FIFTY, Seoul]
▪ 2015.10. Solo show. "monthly project Yoonjongshin" Interview. [LOB, Seoul]
▪ 2015.05. Pringles promotion. collaboration group exhibition. [FIFTY FIFTY, Seoul]
▪ 2014.10. World vision "I Dream: exhibition. [Avenuel Art hall]
▪ 2014.10. Lotte 35th anniversary "bon voyage" Group Exhibition. [LOTTE gallery, seoul]
▪ 2014.03. "CLIQUE" Exhibition 08AM. [Kumho Gallery, Gwang Ju]
▪ 2014.01. TRINITY group exhibition. [FIFTY FIFTY, Seoul]
▪ 2013.10. 4Artist Group Exhibition. [Mississippi State University Art Gallery, Starkville, USA]
▪ 2013.10. “ICHABOD” group exhibition. [the DAVID Creative. Chicago, USA]
- "Live Painting" on the wood with Gwaja in Laquna, Chicago
▪ 2013.07. 08AM SOLO Exhibition [Indie+Visual]. [the Page, Seoul]
▪ 2012.12. "According to Them" Collaboration exhibition. [SPACES gallery, USA]
- "East meet West" Painting on the wall in Wynwood Art District, Miami
- "Live Painting" on the wood in Wynwood Art District, Miami
02. Co-work Experience
▪ 2017.10. [Dance Fusion 20th] world tour Poster Design. [New york]
▪ 2017.09. [PUBLIC DANCE Mag] Popin pete co-work. [New york]
▪ 2017.08. [PUMA] "Run the streets" art collaboration Poster. [Seoul]
▪ 2014.05. [Häagen-Dazs] "Mango and Raspberry" runching fation show illustration.
▪ 2013.10. [Samsung Electronics C-rap] Mobile game Concept art.
"Heroes classic" character artwork.
▪ 2013.10. [4Artist at MISSISSIPPI] Presentation Poster Design.
▪ 2013.10. [Behance Portfolio Review #4 Korea] Graphic Design.
▪ 2013.07. [SEOUL MONZ x 08AM ]Collaboration TOY Design.
▪ 2013.03. [Behance Portfolio Review #3 Korea] Graphic Design.
▪ 2012.03. [Jeju National University] Culture Exchange Center"History Area" Graphic design.
▪ 2012.01. [Korea JOB World] Kids Area Graphic Design.
▪ 2011.09. [Shinhan Bank] memorial hall Graphic Designer.
▪ 2011.08. [Sang-dong library] writer in History Illust design.
▪ 2011.08. [jmg museum] Kids Area Illust & Graphic Design.
▪ 2011.06. [Daegu National Science Museum] Kids Area Illustration & Graphic Design.
▪ 2010.07. [SEA-A]baseball Club "Han Tam" Character & Emblem Design.
▪ 2010.02. [Gamevil] "legend of baseball" Animation Advertising drawing
▪ 2013.04. [Cut&Paste KOREA] Characterized Seoul. Winner.
▪ 2016.05. [KOREA TIMES] ART / artist Interview.
▪ 2015.10. [Monthly Yoon Jong Shin] 10th, artist Interview.
▪ 2014.04. [SNAPS] VIRTUAL DESIGN SHOWCASE 2014 with 08AM
▪ 2013.10. [Mississippi State University] Artist Prasentation.
▪ 2013.09. [Adobe] Behance Portfolio Review #4 KOREA 2013 Official Organizer.
▪ 2013.06. [CA Collection Vol 09] "Highlight Illustrator" Interview.
▪ 2013.05. [Adobe] Behance Portfolio Review #3 KOREA 2013 Official Organizer.
[Behance] Portfolio Review #3 Korea. speaker
▪ 2013.05. [SNAPS] VIRTUAL DESIGN SHOWCASE 2013 with 08AM
▪ 2013.04. [the David creative. Chicago. USA] Artist Interview.
▪ 2013.03. [LIBBON Korea] Artist Interview.