Born in 1979 in Seoul, South Korea, Kim Byung Joo’s work is defined as an ellipse between the art of drawing and sculpture in order to achieve the fusion of both disciplines represented by an architectural space hollowed out of all walls, doors and windows.
These three-dimensional works are thinly detached from the acrylic board, so the viewer gets lost between indoor and outdoor perspectives, creating an infinite number of outlooks.
These virtual structures from Kim Byung Joo's imagination confuse the two basic principles of contemporary buildings; private and public spheres become one. They are beyond just focusing on easily recognisable forms of houses, such as an individual's private living space or any other quotidian spatial structure. Instead they explore imaginary cities and create innovative urban space based on architectural structure and research, and often represent the whole organic structure through repeatable creation and convergence within a townscape.
He received an MFA from The Sculpture Department of Hongik University, South Korea. Kim has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as "BIRTH," Yangpyeong Art Museum, South Korea in 2013. Seoul Museum of Art and Pohang Museum of Steel Art in South Korea have Kim’s sculpture works in their collections.