Solitude and Nature’s Ephemerality Emanates from the Illuminated Forms in Sung Hwa Kim’s Paintings



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#acrylic
#landscapes
#light
#memory
#portray
#Sung Hwa Kim

September 2, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Untitled” (2022), delicate pastels and acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 inches. All illustrations or photos © Sung Hwa Kim, shared with authorization

A sense of solitude and the finitude of time pervade the tranquil, introspective will work by Sung Hwa Kim. Rendering overgrown landscapes shrouded by night time, the Korean artist wields the relationship involving ephemerality and memory, sometimes invoking nostalgia, as properly. His acrylic paintings emphasis on fleeting functions like a glowing lightning bug or butterfly hovering earlier mentioned the grass although utilizing gentle to “symbolize the spirit of issues we when loved, have lost, despair and longing. I required to capture these thoughts and notify the viewers that even in our darkest moments, there’s usually mild and not shed hope,” he shares.

A lot of Kim’s function revolves all around witnessing the globe about him, and his exercise consists of typical walks or bike rides in the vicinity of his Brooklyn property. “I’m usually searching for times that are routinely missed in my every day life—weeds increasing in sidewalk cracks, sneakers hanging from phone lines, fireflies in central park,” he shares. “It’s necessary to my practice to be actively attentive and open up and receptive to the globe all-around me. It is these moments of pause that I continue to take pleasure in and get my inspiration.”

Check out an archive of Kim’s meditative works on his web site and Instagram. (by means of This Is not Pleasure)

 

“We abide by the night, hunting for the light” (2022), acrylic and flashe on canvas, 40 x 50 inches

“It’s alright. We’ve all been born for the to start with time on this planet” (2021), acrylic and flashe on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

“Your sunshine is my moon, my moon is your sun. Under the exact same sky that we share, every thing is alive and has a soul” (2022), acrylic and flashe on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

“Shed your entire body, expose by itself. It is with and in just us” (2021), acrylic, flashe, and gouache on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

“They are not long gone. They will hold out for you and be with you” (2022), acrylic and flashe on canvas, 40 x 60 inches

“I woke up. The moon is comprehensive, so I send my needs to the universe” (2021), acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

#acrylic
#landscapes
#light
#memory
#painting
#Sung Hwa Kim

 

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