Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Romon Kimin Yang is headed for The Slow on the 23rd of November. Named one of I.D. Magazine’s “I.D 40 Under 30”, an honouree at the 2004 A.I.C.P show held at MOMA for his contribution to a celebrated Nike Campaign, and a former exhibitionist at Paris’ Centre Pompidou, the seriously talented Yang now conveniently calls Bali home.
The iconic artist has been sifting through the art world since moving to New York City in 1989 to attend the School of Visual Arts, where he majored in graphic design and printmaking. Born in South Korea in 1971 before immigrating to Washington DC at the age of 1, the now highly acclaimed international artist nods to his heritage through his painting, abstract calligraphy, large-scale murals and experimental filmmaking.
From early in his career he managed to produce work in both the art and design spheres, blurring the lines between the two. An extensive oeuvre of abstract polymorphic paintings, totemic iconographic characters and mostly black and white calligraphic works mark his collections.
Always creating in a spontaneous manner, he is continually striving to find freedom within style, medium and form, building upon the iconographic visual language he terms Graphysics, a word that exemplifies the geometric dynamism characteristic in his work. Rostarr is also a founding member of the art collective Barnstormers, established in 1999 by David Ellis and comprised of more than 30 artists from NYC & Tokyo.
In 2000, he was named one of I.D. magazine’s “I.D. 40 under 30”, and recognized as an honouree at the 2004 A.I.C.P show held at the MOMA for his contribution to a celebrated Nike campaign. In February 2010, his 45-minute motion painting film titled Kill The Ego premiered at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
His artwork has been reviewed in Artforum, Modern Painters, The New York Times and numerous publications worldwide, whilst his solo exhibitions have been held in Tokyo, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico.