Yool Kim “Play Factory”

October 14th - November 18th, 2023

Court Tree Collective is proud to present "Play Factory" by South Korean artist Yool Kim (김율). Yool Kim has participated in many of Court Tree’s exhibitions, and this is the first solo show for this up-and-coming Seoul-based contemporary artist.

“Play Factory” is composed of eight acrylic paintings that confront the inner-self through themes of love, loyalty, and playfulness. Thick strokes of acrylic paint coat her canvases, demonstrating the artist's desire to soothe her emotional state of personal acceptance and convey the diverse perspectives she encounters and is compelled to express. In her paintings, contemporary symbols are more than pop-culture references and serve as recognizable tools to assist in conveying her beliefs.


Yool Kim examines the inner and outer aspects of an individual and boldly reveals the process of incomplete growth. The disorderly patterns and colors mean the existence of another area that is different inside and outside, and it serves as a sufficient setting to describe it. The interesting composition is also an appropriate expression. We also remain incomplete to live as oneself whom everyone wants to be in their respective relationships, but we suggest the possibility that some of the differences can be recognized and coexist with each other.It’s the role of self discovering she has taken through painting.

In a short period of time Yool has created a world for herself through social media and the large number of collectors that have become obsessed with her work. We have watched her work grow, develop and change with precision, yet keeping intact the style she has incorporated from the beginning.

“I draw myself. I want to express everything I feel in life, such as my thoughts that are not organized, my dreams, my relationships with people. I who want to be acknowledged and be recognized for my differences, my happiness, and what I love. Those thoughts are expressed in disorderly and chaotic body movements, and several faces overlap. Also, the length and number of arms and legs are different. The relationships with people, the way people look at me, the way I look at myself, the way I look at people, the way I want to be small, but confident, the same face, but the position of the dots, express another version of me. I draw a series of thoughts that are mixed in my head that have not matured, which has not grown unlike my body, as if dividing into categories.”

“Summer Freestyle”

Group exhibition July 29th - Sept 9th, 2023

Court Tree Collective proudly presents “Summer Freestyle”. An international group exhibition featuring some of our current favorite artists. This exhibition will feature over 100 works from 30 different artists. This enormous salon style layout is intended for the viewer and collector. 

Featuring Barbtropolis, Bill Brand, Dallas Owens, Derek Haffar, HelloMarine, Jacob Gerard, Jason Lustig, John Vitale, Jung Eun Park, Michael McGrath, Ruby McLeer, (SALUT) Bradd Young, Saxon Quinn, Theo Bardsley, Toyameg, TRAVROC, Sneakerwolf, Yool Kim, and more...

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Court Tree Collective was established in 2013 by a group of artists and creatives with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Since its opening Court Tree Collective has been a staple to south Brooklyn’s emerging art scene and in a short time has exhibited a number of important exhibitions. In addition they have curated a number of exhibitions at satellite locations throughout the states and abroad.︎



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