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Illustrator Lee.K Showcases THIS BTS Member in Paris Art Exhibition; Uncovers Reasons for Admiration

Two exemplary and legendary Korean artists in one frame!

Lee Killust, also known as Lee.K, is a South Korean illustrator known for his grayscale art, which is a product of combining oil paint, charcoal, ink, and pencil. Aside from this, the artist garnered doubled popularity as he often chooses THIS BTS member as his portrait’s muse.

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With his talented hands, Lee.K earned a spot on the “Top 22 artists to watch in 2022” by Singulart, a contemporary art, and furniture design website based in Paris, France.

Can you guess who among the seven members of BTS is Lee.K’s art muse? Stay tuned to this article to know who and to know why Lee.K selected this member.  

Lee.K Showcases His Portraits Starring THIS BTS Member; Reveals Reasons for Admiration 

On August 29, 2022, one of the finest artists in South Korea, Lee.K, was given the opportunity to join Focus Art Fair ‘Boom’ in Paris, France. Hence, gaining the spot to display his works from September 1 to 4 in the Carrousel du Louvre.

For this art fair, Lee.K decided to exhibit his artworks kindled by BTS lead vocalist and main dancer, Park Jimin (professionally known as Jimin).

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According to a Korean media outlet report, Focus Art Fair even used Lee.K’s Jimin portrait as the front of the official flyers to promote the exhibit event, therefore drawing a mammoth crowd who were interested in visiting the art fair.

Focus Art Fair Flyer

(Photo : Official Website of Focus Art Fair)

In an interview, the illustrator shared why he chose Jimin as the frequent subject of his portraits.

As his artworks desire to depict human faces to highlight human emotions, Lee.K became interested and invested in immersing in real people’s narratives. Lee.K mentioned that he appreciates Jimin and considers personal appreciation for someone or something a vital starting point for producing expressive artwork.

Alongside, he shared that whenever having Jimin as his muse, the art course becomes “more enjoyable.”

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Naturally charismatic and magnificent, Jimin did not only impress Lee.K simply because he is a BTS member. Instead, Lee.K appreciated Jimin as a person in general due to his “unique charms.”

The illustrator cited that upon listening to BTS songs, he immediately loved Jimin’s charms as the main dancer and lead vocalist, obtaining an exquisiteness that combines eastern and western beauty.

“Every angle of his face has a different personality, and it gives off a different allure depending on the lighting and expression.” – Lee.K, korea.net

Upon seeing his Jimin artwork collections, the ARMYs could not help but appreciate how Lee.K incorporates Jimin’s imperfections in the art.

Lee.K with Jimin portrait

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Thousands of ARMYs Attending the Art Fair

Jimin’s portrait captured the interest of thousands of ARMYs, consequently hoarding the event hall to witness the artwork’s delicateness.

I heard from the officials that many people were waiting at the entrance to see the work modeled after Jimin of BTS. I was nervous and moved by the interest of people. Above all, I thought I should repay with a better work,” — Lee.K, korea.net

Indeed, Jimin’s beauty deserves to be preserved as an art masterpiece. Additionally, Lee.K’s artworks deserves to be in the limelight, regardless whether BTS front man, Jimin is the muse or not.


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Sophia Carson wrote this article. 

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