Daehyun Kim was born in 1980 in Seoul, Korea. He studied Oriental Painting at Hongik University in Seoul. After graduating from university, he started to draw his characteristic drawings, called “Moonassi series”. Daehyun also worked as a graphic designer, marketing manager, and art director at various companies for several years. Since he worked with New York Times as an illustrator, he sometimes collaborates with other artists and brands. Now he is working and living in Paju, Gyeonggi-do.
“I’ve been making a series of drawing, called “Moonassi” since 2008. Moonassi is my artist name, which means similar to the Buddhist term “Anatta”. From the beginning, I wanted to draw something I really know and something I really can speak about. It was my inner feelings and my intimate relations that give me various emotions.”
– Daehyun Kim