Artist Visiting Utah Has a New Take on Religious Art


Christian art often focuses on the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, but a world renowned Korean artist is in Utah sharing a new take on religious art.

Speaking through a translator, artist Yongsung Kim explained how he approaches a blank canvas.

“He wanted to make his paintings not so dark, not so much about him (Christ) in pain, but more bright and about life and happy.”

Kim converted to Christianity when he was in middle school in South Korea. He taught himself to paint, but he says his skill comes from God.

Kim hopes people are inspired by his paintings.

“So people who seem them sometimes if they’re in a hard situation or if they’re having a hard time in life, they see the paintings it helps them it gives them relief.”

You can catch him for a meet and greet Friday at the Frameworks picture shop inside the University Mall in Orem.

He’ll be there from 6 to 9 p.m.

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