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    Gwangju Minjung Movement, 1988
    woodcut print
    49 × 110 cm
    Courtesy of the artist

    The Song of May, 1988
    woodcut print
    87 × 70.5 cm

    Repeated Words, 1987
    woodcut print
    68.5 × 82 cm

    Citizens’ Army, 1990
    woodcut print
    54.6 × 65 cm
    May 18 Memorial Foundation Collection

    Meeting the Son, 1988
    woodcut print
    36.5 × 51 cm
    Chonnam University Museum Collection

     

    Jin-su Kim (b. 1956, Gwangju, Korea) majored in western painting during his university years, and started his artistic career with his participation in The Art of Life by 105 Korean Artists (Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, 1984) and Korean Art, Power of the generation of 20s (Arab Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, 1985). The first solo exhibition in 1985 was a target of the repression exercised by the authorities, and in turn his exhibitions in Seoul and Gwangju were reduced and canceled. Since then, he has focused on the establishment of Gwangju Woodcut Association (1987), printmaking movement, and the Gwangju Chonnam Artist Community (1989). He has participated in exhibitions such as The 15 Years of Minjung Art (MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea, 1994) and May 1980s Gwangju Minjung Art (Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2013).