Baik Art Gallery

Nanan Kang



Born in 1979. Nanan Kang’s real name is Minkyung Kang. She studied Creative Advertising at Seoul Institute of the Arts and Arts Management at Cyber University of Korea. Nanan, often referred to as a visual artist and a window painter, has an outstanding career in commercial art. After graduating from Seoul Institute of the Arts, she started her career as a chief reporter and an illustrator in the street culture magazine Lunch Box and continued to successfully develop her career taking important positions including a chief editor in KAI and so forth. She has not only engaged in a large number of significant projects with KBS, MTV, Shinsegae, Samsung, Adidas, and many more, and in oversea projects in Hong Kong, New York, London, and etc. as an art director. Also, her career in fine art began from Window Painting and gradually developed through a series of works of Nanan Gardening, Window Tree, and it is now shining out with her latest series Long Long Time Flower. Window Painting is her first project that led her to the world of fine art which provides us with a key idea helping us to have a better understanding of her world of art. She happened to draw on the window and to find that the drawing brought the desolate city to life, and that was when she got down to the window drawing. Her work often acts as a catalyst in a closed relationship bringing about a creative energy, which means her works are not complete beings but exist in limitless variability and can only be defined in an organic relationship with viewers.


She unfolds a more refined world of art since the beginning of the series, Long Long Time Flower. The Long Long Time Flower, a paper flower which never withers away, delivers the message of harmony and coexistence that steps further from the open relationship leaving the door open for good interaction. And it reveals her genuine affection and responsibility, and her hope to change this world into a place that encompasses not only human society but also all living things of animals and plants. In an interview, she says art is more valuable when we share and communicate through it. She thinks that art is not only confined to a gallery but omnipresent anywhere we make connections and communicate with each other in various manners, and until today she has been working on making a vibrant environment around us.