Bong keum, Cindy Rhee  李 鳯 金 

b. 1 9 5 3  (Korea)

Renowned artist Cindy Rhee grew up in Korea, where she learned from respected painter Hoon Kwak while getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Western Painting at the Hong Ik Fine Arts University. From the early days of her career she was confident in her unique abilities and style, and recalls how she resisted the efforts of her other professors who were trying in vain to confine her work within the minimalist monochrome painting styles which were so prevalent in the Korean art work at that time. 

 

Now, an experienced artist with decades of experience, Rhee has gone on to sell her works all across the globe, and is best known for her large figurative paintings on canvas, in both oil and acrylic. Her paintings tend to broadly follow a style of realism, concentrating on the human face and figure. “I love to paint people—I call myself a figurative artist,” Rhee says. “Specifically I love to paint faces because the face can tell you so many different emotions and it’s in the face you can see how each individual has lived their lives.”

 

Born 1953, graduated from Hong IK Fine Art Univ. South Korea with a bachelor of fine arts degree

1978    Moved to Hong Kong

1996    Established Cindy's Art Studio in Sheung Wan

1997    Exhibition 'Figure in composition' at Fringe club

1997    Art Center group show at Hong Kong art Center

1998    Artist Abroad exhibition, 'For Art's sake' at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

1999    Chinese oil painting association group exhibition at City Hall

2000    Group show at Exchange Square

2013    Solo show at Cindy's art studio at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

2014    Asia Contemporary Art show at Conrad hotel

2015    Solo show 'Souless portraits' at Cindy's Art Studio

2017    Solo show 'Continuum at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

2019    Miami Aqua Art fair in the USA

2019    Solo show, 'Continuum 2' at The Hive Spring (Wong Chuk Hang)

2019    Guest artist, 'Reflection' at Exchange Square

2020    'Perception'  at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

Cindy Rhee_Joy

Babies are completely innocent, pure balls of soft skin with life in them, their wonderful expressions are dependent and putity just like a blank canvas. Cindy wanted to capture these putity and innocence with her new collection “New Beginnings”

Joy

Joy

Oil on Canvas 55 x 50cm (2021)

Amy

Amy

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm (2021)

Emily's Boy

Emily's Boy

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm (2021)

Sun Hat

Sun Hat

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm (2021)

Lucas

Lucas

Oil on Canvas 55 x 50cm (2021)

Red Star

Red Star

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm (2021)

Moon

Moon

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm (2021)