We are pleased to announce an exhibition Sky, Sea and Time by Hye-Jin Kim on February 24 (Saturday) & 25 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Hye-Jin Kim is a young emerging artist, specialised in abstract painting and mixed media, who currently lives and works in Daegu, South Korea. She moved to New York in 2008 to study fine arts and received her B.F.A. in painting at Pratt Institute. She has held group and solo exhibitions since 2012, including “Abstract Mind”, “Memorial” and “Meditation” in Korea, and “Letters from Sapporo” in Japan.
Her artistic goal is creating visual art everyone can enjoy including the blind. She takes pictures whenever she finds beautiful scenes, and writes letters/poems describing her feelings at the moments using lots of visual imageries, so that the blind can draw the scenes in their minds. Then she makes reliefs using braille
system and photos, in the purpose of being seen differently by the people who can see and who can not. She says “At first sight, they will seem to be abstract reliefs, and when people become blind and touch the works, they might be able to see the real pictures.”
Here are some words from the artist herself.
It was the sea I first saw, when I arrived in Fukuoka by ship. In Itoshima, where I am staying now, I can savour the sea everyday. Rainy, cloudy, and sunny days, moring, afternoon, and evening… It is a bliss to go out and admire the sky and seascape changing with time and weather.
Vigor of the waves, exressionlessness of cloudy sea, brightness and blue of sunny days, and grandeur and calm of sunset; the various expressions and moods the nature shows seem to prove me that it is alive. Feeling my emotions changing as I look at the views silently, I write you letters to share with you.
Hye-Jin Kim “Sky, Sea and Time”
Date: February 24(Saturday), 25(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 24th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.