Namdoo Kim is a contemporary artist with a focus in Critical-Pop Art. He has a very individual and personal voice within his body of work. Using a sense of sarcasm and pop-style resources, he is revealing political problems of Korea. He is dealing with critical aspects of contemporary Korean society and its effect on people, particularly the relationship between children and parents. He uses products for children, such as toys and dolls, as vehicles for symbolism in his body of work. Now he is focusing on creating authenticity and depth in his work criticizing the social norms in South Korea and showing the differences and similarities compared to cultures around the world.
Originally from South Korea, Namdoo Kim currently is studying his Ph.D. research at The Australian National University. Kim received a BFA in glass and ceramic at Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea, before earning his MFA in glass at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY in 2013. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world. He also had been selected as an Artist in Residency at Pilchuck Glass School and Corning Museum of Glass.