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



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#acrylic
#landscapes
#mild
#memory
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#Sung Hwa Kim

September 2, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Untitled” (2022), gentle pastels and acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 inches. All visuals © Sung Hwa Kim, shared with permission

A perception of solitude and the finitude of time pervade the quiet, introspective performs by Sung Hwa Kim. Rendering overgrown landscapes shrouded by night time, the Korean artist wields the connection amongst ephemerality and memory, in some cases invoking nostalgia, as nicely. His acrylic paintings concentration on fleeting acts like a glowing lightning bug or butterfly hovering earlier mentioned the grass though employing gentle to “symbolize the spirit of matters we after beloved, have shed, despair and longing. I desired to seize these feelings and inform the viewers that even in our darkest situations, there is usually light and not eliminate hope,” he shares.

Significantly of Kim’s get the job done revolves around witnessing the earth around him, and his exercise incorporates normal walks or bicycle rides around his Brooklyn dwelling. “I’m constantly hunting for moments that are regularly disregarded in my day-to-day life—weeds escalating in sidewalk cracks, sneakers hanging from telephone strains, fireflies in central park,” he shares. “It’s essential to my exercise to be actively attentive and open and receptive to the environment close to me. It is these times of pause that I even now delight in and get my inspiration.”

Take a look at an archive of Kim’s meditative is effective on his web page and Instagram. (via This Is not Happiness)

 

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

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

“Your solar is my moon, my moon is your sunshine. Below the identical sky that we share, almost everything is alive and has a soul” (2022), acrylic and flashe on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

“Shed your physique, reveal by itself. It’s with and in 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 entire, so I send out my wishes to the universe” (2021), acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

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

 

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