PAINTER DM (Dami Kim), is a South Korea-born, London-based fine artist/painter whose style includes the use of Neo-expressionism combined with parody, and illogical figures, mise en scène on a background of rough, uneven spaces. Artwork and Studied in London, UK. for a number of years which influenced her work. Other influences have been artists, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Hirschhorn, Paula Rego and Glenn Brown.

Photography and working directly from nature or objects is the initial starting point, but also as in the " Shop" Series "(2021~ )"Be Fruitful" Series (2020~ ) "Blurred" Series (2021~ ) 

"Solitary Hill" series(2019~ ), and “Tulipmania” series (2018~2019) was also inspired by Still life, Nature and the social events in the Netherlands in the 17th century.

The work continues to develop, linking natural scenery and social issues. used reference to other artists’ artworks.




Sixperspectivesondrawing, Nolias Gallery,6-9March, Islington, London.UK 


Capstick exhibition, Capsticks Law Firm, Oct, Wimbledon, London UK 2012


Hazchem, The Gallery on the Corner, 22– 28 March, Battersea, London.UK 


WCA Interim Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 4th February, Wimbledon, London.UK 


WCA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 14-22 June, Wimbledon, London.UK 


TMF Group Open Submission, TMF Luton Office, Luton, UK 


Parallax Art Fair 2015, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London 24-26 July, Chelsea, London, UK 


Oxford International Art Fair 2017, 24-26/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.


"KUNTS LIVES MATTER" Group Invitation exhibition 4-31/March MARZIA  FROZEN Gallery,Neumagener Straße 27 Haus 7 - 13088 Berlin, Germany.


Oxford International Art Fair 2018, 23-25/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.


The Other Art Fair’s Bristol by Saatchi Art 26-29/July, The Passenger shed station, Bristol, UK.


The Art of Prosperity; Through the broken glass 2-28/Oct, Gallery DU 808 LTD, 21-22 The Arcade Bristol, UK.


The Other Art Fair’s Kings Cross London by Saatchi Art June 4-7/2019, London, UK.


The XIIth Florence Biennale 2019 18-27/Oct/2019,  Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.


Gallery Du808 10th/Jan – 22nd April Easter, The Arcade Bristol, UK.


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / 

Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery 28 October 2020 – 16 Jan 2021Basingstoke, UK.


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / Mall Galleries 16 – 21 February 2021, London UK.

​(It has been cancelled due to National lockdown: Covid)




Landmark PLC , London, England


The Sunday times watercolour competition 2020, England




Wimbledon College of Art, BA(Hons) Painting, University of the Art London, London England.

[Camberwell College of Art, BA(Hons) Drawing, London England.-Trans,

Chelsea College of Art, Foundation Course, London, England.]



Born in Seoul

Lives and works in S, Korea and England.


I understand art as a tool to encounter the world. I understand art as a tool to confront reality. And I understand art as a tool to live within the time in which I am living. I always ask myself: Does my work have the ability to generate an event? Can I encounter someone with my work? Am I – through my work – trying to touch something? Can something – through my work – be touched? Doing art politically means considering the work that I am doing today – in my milieu, in my history – as a work which aims to reach out of my milieu – beyond my history. I want – in and through my life – to address and confront universal concerns. Therefore I must work with what surrounds me, with what I know and with what affects me. I must not give in to the temptation of the particular – but on the contrary – try to touch universality. The particular – which always excludes – must be resisted. For me this means that I want to do my work, the work that I am doing here and now, as a universal work. That is the Political.

Thomas Hirschhorn


Dami Kim 2021 Summer