Krista Kim, managed by YMU, is a contemporary artist and founder of the Techism movement (2014), whose work explores the concept of the digital consciousness. Her interest in technology and its revolutionary effects on human perception, media, social structures, and communication had led her to work in both digital and physical realms. This movement is a response to society’s over-reliance on technology, and a philosophy that recognizes technological innovation as an artistic discipline, encouraging artists to promote digital humanism in culture.
Having developed her signature language of shifting gradients using digital software since 2012, her works on glass and plexi hypnotize its viewers into a trance of tranquility while her video works provide meditative experiences of color and light. Most recently in 2020, during the Coronavirus lockdown, Kim continued to explore the creative potential to utilize screens as digital instruments of well-being by creating ‘Mars House’: a completely virtual environment using her digital zen philosophy as the first “Metaverse home” for sale as an NFT in history in March, 2021. The piece received global acclaim and was at that time the the highest-grossing sale on an NFT on SuperRare. It is displayed at the Hermitage State Museum in the “Ethereal Aether” exhibition.
Kim was chosen by Louis Vuitton as a #Louis200 visionary in celebration of Louis’ 200th birthday; contributing Metaverse Editor for Singapore Vogue; Top 30 Most Influential People of the Metaverse by Read and Write Magazine; Architectural Digest AD100, NFTy50 by Fortune Magazine. Creative director for the Utah Jazz NBA Team, “JazzXR” campaign, the first Sports Team Metaverse NFT in history, Kim collaborated with Lanvin in 2018, and Mercedes Benz in 2021, as part of the “Proof of Art” exhibition at Francisco Carolinum Museum (Linz, Austria).
She was also in a curated NFT auction by Steve Aoki at Sotheby’s, and a curated NFT auction for Christie’s by nftnow.