Gold Art

Gold has always been associated with power, beauty and cultural elite since ancient civilizations. Its brilliance and permanence that neither corrodes nor tarnishes for eternity have appealed to humans for centuries and millenniums. While gold and art have had a long history dated back to Ancient Egypt using gold leaf, painting using 24k gold mixed with natural oils on canvas is certainly one of its first. The company views Kim Il Tae’s gold art as a worthy family heirloom. For more enquiries on Kim Il Tae’s gold art, please contact us at contact@sagedassets.com.

About Kim Il Tae

Kim Il Tae is the first and only artist in the world to have found a unique way to paint using mixture of oil and 24-karat gold, the purest form of gold available, on canvas. His works are inspired by an eastern oriental philosophy, something that is uncommon in the international fine art scene. His rise to success is not without struggles. As it is, melted gold is impossible to be painted on canvas as it will peel right off. It took him almost 7 years to perfect the optimal mixture of gold, natural oil, and a glue of his own that made it possible for him to paint without a crack or change in color. With his success, he now holds a monopoly in his form of art.

The years of painstaking experiment to paint using gold is an embodiment of his burning desire to succeed. Kim Il Tae has long wanted to make a name in the art world that has been dominant by the westerns. While representing oriental traditions, love is a central theme to his works. He has a vision for people to connect instantly with his paintings regardless of where they came from. By painting, sculpting and etching 24-karat gold on canvas, he immortalizes the beauty of his art into realism.

However, Kim Il Tae’s artworks should not be equated with just the financial value of gold, as that would greatly undermine his work. This means it is not only the amount of gold that goes into each art, but also the intrinsic value behind his artwork, coupled with the novelty, his great effort and intricate technique behind his art that collectively surpasses the tangible value of said precious metal.

As of today, Kim Il Tae’s artworks have gained worldwide critical acclaim as he held solo exhibitions in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and USA. The highlight of his career includes a 2-week solo exhibition in 2016 at Saatchi Gallery, London; A Gallery renowned for exhibiting only the finest contemporary art in modern history. Among the collectors of his works are Prince Michael Kent, British Royal Family; Microsoft founder, Bill Gates; the UN General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon; Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt; Korean artist, Psy; Chinese artists, Tang Wei & Zhou Xun and International artist, Madonna etc.

Kim’s Solo Exhibition

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2016

  • Private Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, UK
  • Private Exhibition at AURUM Gallery(exclusive), KOREA
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2015

  • Art Works On-Display at Sun-Wen Overseas Representation in Hong Kong
  • Open ORO Gallery in Chung-dam
  • Special Exhibition : Co-exhibition with Professor Lee-yen
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2014

  • Gold Painting Works on Displays at Myeong-dong Cathedral
  • Private Exhibition in Lotte Avenue, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Awarded Art of Peace of World Buddhism from “Corporate International Association of Buddhist Priests”
  • Private Exhibition on Gold Painting Works for the Success of “World Buddhism Culture Olympics”
  • Private Exhibition on Gold Painting Works in Guangzhou
  • Exhibition at Contemporary Art Exhibition Student Museum of China
  • Private Exhibition at K-ART Gallery
  • Private Exhibition in Beverly Hills. LA, USA
  • On Display at Guangzhou International Art Fair
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2013

  • Private Exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Awarded Grand Prize of Achievement in Gold Art of Filial Piety Awards
  • Awarded Grand Prize of Achievement in Creative Art of Glorifying Korea Awards
  • On Display in ORO Gallery in Apgujeong-dong, Seoul, Korea
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2012

  • Private Exhibition at Bukchon Studio in Insa-dong, Seoul, Korea

Kim’s Solo Exhibition

E

2016

  • Private Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, UK
  • Private Exhibition at AURUM Gallery(exclusive), KOREA
E

2015

  • Art Works On-Display at Sun-Wen Overseas Representation in Hong Kong
  • Open ORO Gallery in Chung-dam
  • Special Exhibition : Co-exhibition with Professor Lee-yen
E

2014

  • Gold Painting Works on Displays at Myeong-dong Cathedral
  • Private Exhibition in Lotte Avenue, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Awarded Art of Peace of World Buddhism from “Corporate International Association of Buddhist Priests”
  • Private Exhibition on Gold Painting Works for the Success of “World Buddhism Culture Olympics”
  • Private Exhibition on Gold Painting Works in Guangzhou
  • Exhibition at Contemporary Art Exhibition Student Museum of China
  • Private Exhibition at K-ART Gallery
  • Private Exhibition in Beverly Hills. LA, USA
  • On Display at Guangzhou International Art Fair
E

2013

  • Private Exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Awarded Grand Prize of Achievement in Gold Art of Filial Piety Awards
  • Awarded Grand Prize of Achievement in Creative Art of Glorifying Korea Awards
  • On Display in ORO Gallery in Apgujeong-dong, Seoul, Korea
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2012

  • Private Exhibition at Bukchon Studio in Insa-dong, Seoul, Korea

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