Krista Kim is a talented digital artist who skillfully blends elements of both Eastern and Western aesthetics in her captivating artworks. Through her unique approach to digital artistry, Krista bridges the gap between these two distinct artistic traditions, creating visually stunning pieces that evoke harmony, balance, and cultural unity. Her works seamlessly merge traditional Eastern motifs and techniques with modern digital mediums, resulting in a harmonious fusion of colors, shapes, and textures. Experience Krista’s mesmerizing creations as she crafts a visual journey that effortlessly connects East and West, inspiring viewers to appreciate the beauty and diversity of both cultures.
Title 1: The Gateway Korea: Where Art, Technology, and Community Unite
Title 2: Krista Kim: Pioneering the Techism Movement in Digital Art
As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of The Gateway Korea, we invite you to join us on the journey to our flagship event going global. The Gateway is a unique event that brings together art, technology, and community in an audio-visual gallery. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in fireside chats with visionary creators from both Western and Eastern cultures.
In preparation for the event, we have had the privilege of interviewing some of the biggest Korean creators in the Web3 space who will be exhibiting at The Gateway. One of these remarkable creators is Krista Kim, a contemporary artist and the founder of the “Techism” movement.
Techism, as defined by Kim, recognizes technological innovation as an artistic discipline. It encourages artists to promote digital humanism for our digital culture, perceiving technology not merely as a tool, but as an art form in its own right. This unique perspective aligns perfectly with The Gateway’s mission of spotlighting and elevating revolutionary and boundary-pushing art.
Kim’s artistic journey has led her to create Mars House, one of the first-ever Metaverse homes available for sale as an NFT. This piece garnered global acclaim and became the highest-grossing sale of an NFT on SuperRare in March 2021. Since then, Kim has collaborated with renowned brands such as Mercedes Benz EQS and Louis Vuitton, and her work has been featured in auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Together with Emmy award-winning immersive director Peter Martin, she co-founded , an innovation lab and creative studio.
Kim’s art delves into meditative painting in the digital age, using technology to bring harmony and serenity to our ever-evolving digital landscape. She draws inspiration from her international childhood, where she experienced the fusion of Eastern and Western influences. This fusion is reflected in her art, as she weaves together Eastern philosophy and Western artistic techniques.
Growing up, Kim’s father, a Supreme Grandmaster of Taekwondo, introduced her to Korean culture. The lessons of meditation, ethics, and discipline shaped her childhood and instilled in her a deep appreciation for her heritage. However, during her university years, she temporarily drifted away from this path. It was only after spending time in Japan and Korea, immersing herself in the culture, that she rekindled her connection to her roots.
Kim’s journey of rediscovery led her back to meditation, which became both a personal sanctuary and a creative catalyst. Through art, she found healing and self-expression, developing a unique artistic identity that resonates with audiences around the world.
At The Gateway: Korea, Kim will be showcasing some of her most cherished digital art pieces. One of these is “Continuum,” a large screen activation promoting meditation and healing. It has been showcased in Gateway and Seoul and was recently displayed in Tianjin, China, at Summer Davos for the World Economic Forum. Another piece she will be sharing is “Resonance,” a digital video that guides viewers on an 8-minute journey of self-discovery and inner peace.
Reflecting on the impact of the digital age and Korea’s cultural influence on the younger generation, Kim emphasizes the importance of cultural fluidity. She believes that platforms like nft now have the power to break down cultural barriers and foster global connectivity. Through digital art, diverse stories can be shared, and understanding can be bridged across borders.
Join us at The Gateway Korea, where art, technology, and community come together in a celebration of creativity and innovation. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the groundbreaking work of visionary creators like Krista Kim and explore the intersection of art and technology in the digital age.