“Joy” Jongmin Kim (b. 1991) is a self-taught, mixed media painter based in New York City. He was born in a small town of a southern province in South Korea and moved to Manhattan in 2014. He started to draw cartoons to entertain his friends in his early years, developing and changing his styles extensively with his audacious use of color and dynamic brushstrokes. He captures the moments from his daily life and travels, recreating the stories on canvas with his expressive style. Challenging the very traditional movements and techniques of institutional Modern and Contemporary Korean art. He was inspired by the emotionally moving techniques of Pablo Picasso and Jean-Michel Basquiat, juxtaposing Afro-American culture and contemporary street art.