Haute Event: Hanuk Kim Debuts First Art Show

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Social scene photographer Hanuk Kim is known for his distinct photographic style, but just this past week he expanded his luxury bag of tricks to include a new passion: abstract oil painting. Hanuk debuted 30 original pieces in his first ever art show at The Line exhibition space on SoHo’s Greene Street. Sally Singer, Bettina Prentice and Timothy Greenfield-Saunders co-hosted the event.

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Abstract pieces adorned the walls of the extensive exhibition space, bursting with colors and unique shapes. “People think they are diptychs but I actually sell them separately,” explained Hanuk to Women’s Wear Daily. “They’re like lovers who might be perfect for each other, but they might not end up together.” The works are paired for viewing in an attempt to explore the effects of varying shapes and modifications. Not unlike Hanuk’s transformative ability to take cold stiff situations and create warm pleasurable photographs, the paintings veer from the ordinary and follow a distinctive flow.

Notable attendees included Prabal Gurang, Eddie Borgo, Maria Conejo, Roopal Patel and Christopher Bollen.

Photo Credit: BFA