Grace Eunshin Kim
Oct 3 – 25, 2020
Upcoming via Matterport – a virtual walk through is available soon.
We invite you to step into the world of Grace Eunshin Kim. A world of landscapes where animals and humans exist equally. Grace Eunshin Kim has always been drawn to the divine images of late 13th to late 15th century European Renaissance artists. These include artists: Giotto, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca. Kim is attracted to human awkwardness in these works. Like these paintings, her images are melancholy, with characters in flux within an imagined time and place. Reoccurring animals that appear and interact/play with one another are the loyal companion of hounds or pet birds and their cages signify “safe homes” that come with the price of losing freedom.
Through the composition and depiction of various characters, Kim defines tension and conflict between who we are and what we aspire to be. In her unique visual vocabulary, the figures are static, often exist in solemn contemplation – a kind of inner conflict and the anxiety of being ill-defined.
Kim has completed an MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Art Education from the University of British Columbia. Her recent highlights include being awarded in 2019 the Hidden Artist Prize, ASYAAF Exhibition, Seoul Korea and exhibited at the New York Affordable Art Fair, NY, USA; SOFA Chicago, USA; and GwangNinh Museum, Halong Bay, Vietnam.
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Above: Grace Eunshin Kim Bird Watchers, 2020 Oil on Canvas 30 x 24″