Bohyeon Kim is a South Korean artist who recently graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in London with an MFA. With the influence of the internet generation, she has been attracted to explore the relationship between phenomena of the digital age and ecosystems, combining both a futuristic and archival approach to synthesizing and presenting in formation.
I explore the framework of painting through sculptural intervention. Employing found objects and digital images woven into sprawling installations, anthropomorphic and surreal qualities emerge. Probing the relation between object and subject, my practice is centred on deconstructing layers of form, colour, shape and texture, agitating the materiality of surface.
I seek out the elegance of anxiety, or of excitation through the tropes of experimentation and pataphysics, examining and speculating on the dialectical relation between object and subject.
Engraved layers of Time
In a sense of an archaeology like abstract paintings; an exploration of color, surface, spatiality, and temporality; duration reveals
a method in which the mass of the pigment itself becomes a stereoscopic narrative. It is also fragmented into the present times
with individual senses of time—Space is largely divided into the actual space and the space of symbol, both of which are
measured by time. Various objects secure the fragmentation I chooses; the materials coexist in the field of forms. To trace
overlayered time and to give rebirth of their life, they get refunction of their characters. I am into the interplay between the
artificial image of nature created via textualised and manipulation and the processes of entropy, and overlayering the passage
I search for how to transform an existing space into pictorial space emphasizing a potential space for multidimensional
composition. Photograph prints and objects are my mediums as like each layers of brush strokes. I enjoy the moment as time
layer when the work comes together in the space and creates a life of its own. When new elements emerge out of the
(MFA) Master of Fine Arts, Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London ; Distinction
2008 – 2012
(BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting, Chung-Ang University , South Korea
Open Studios // March 2019, Professional Practice Workshop for Artists, and Showcase // Bohyeon Kim
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