Meeyoung Kim

Synthetic Moment

Synthetic Moment

June - August 2021

 

Gallery Huue is pleased to present Meeyoung Kim’s works via online viewing room; Awe-inspiring artworks by Meeyoung Kim will breathe extra life to the non-white cube spaces and provide intriguing experience to the public. 

There are several series in her work that has been created over time. As she prepares for the exhibition, she developed the most intense techniques she wants to express, and the new series of paintings are naturally created. As this is her first solo exhibition overseas, audience will see various series that she has worked on over the past five to six years.

Initially, the conceptual landscape of painting, pushing, and redrawing with a large brush was shown. Still, recently, the use of knives has increased, consisting of tonal movements, distancing, gradation, and lumps of paint protruding outside the canvas.

Kim first paints several layers of gesso so that the paint goes up smoothly on the woven canvas and then leaves the grid using pencils and a ruler. Then, she imagines the brush strokes, colors, and atmosphere that will fill the screen and decides which color and brush to use calmly. She prepares oil paints and materials and apply abstractly planned touches and colors to the canvas screen.

The Painter's Garden, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 91x72cm

Mint and Lemon Wave, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 91x117cm

 

The Painter's Farm(Lime and Cobalt Blue), 2021, Oil on Canvas, 91x117cm

 

Kim first paints several layers of gesso so that the paint goes up smoothly on the woven canvas and then leaves the grid using pencils and a ruler. Then, she imagines the brush strokes, colors, and atmosphere that will fill the screen and decides which color and brush to use calmly. She prepares oil paints and materials and apply abstractly planned touches and colors to the canvas screen.

In addition, this step can be described as a shipment arrangement for increasing a significant amount of paint rhythmically. She adds her unique abstraction by filling the entire canvas in a way that embraces unexpected effects and allows the previous color to draw, unfold, cover, and flow without drying.

 

 

 

She uses materials from oil paintings to find various techniques and expresses the unique atmosphere of paint on the canvas screen. The artist's paintings abstractly express her energy through brush strokes and colors, rather than having a reproducing object, which she encounters naturally in her daily life. This energy can be an awe-inspiring moment that the artist felt or a little emotion that she felt tiny. The various senses in memory that the artist tried to capture have become a source of inspiration accumulated through continuous observation over the past few years.

Her paintings stand somewhere between the genre of painting and sculpture-as well as relief, that are at some point, such thick layers of oil paint, composed of multiple layers, are reversed, revealing the process of filling the screen with tactile trajectories rather than epic elements. In 2017, the ‘Wet on Wet’ her solo exhibition described her painting as a multi-angle viewpoint, enjoying the process of turning the canvas screen into a sculptural painting, applying a large chunk of paint to the canvas, and sculpting on the plane. The artist later took an interest in how the dynamics and tension of the surface caused by paint painting on the picture plane in the solo exhibition of ‘Touch of Eyes’(2020) technically treat the independent medium itself. Still, the artist's attitude can be seen as a mixture of silver and gold and white paint.

She tries to approach the most ideal standards of painting every day, constantly experimenting with various abstract painting techniques, and tries to create more beautiful and subtle paintings. 

 

"I think there's a unique language that the only panting has. The same may be true of other genres of art, but I think there is a certain power that painting has at the moment, and I believe that it has infinite world. As I work on it, I feel emotional healing or comforting myself, and I think it would be better if the audience could act as a catalyst for recalling pleasant memories rather than a clear message that can be expressed in language while appreciating my painting. Personally, I think as a artist who manage painting, it's a meaningful conversation to keep attracting viewers and stopping their eyes and keeping them looking my work. I'm always trying to make a worth work looking at for a long time."

Artist Meeyoung Kim

Read about Meeyoung Kim’s 'Synthetic Moment’ exhibition, released on Tatler Singapore website!

 

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Meeyoung Kim


As a young emerging Korean artist, her work is full of positive energy, one can easily find a restful or vibrant image surrounded by her works. Meeyoung’s abstract paintings that adapt “wet-on-wet” painting technique that covers the surface with fresh new paints before the previously administered layers are fully dried off. She intuitively captures a moment of sensations and trivial emotions in daily life, feelings of promenade, passing landscapes seen through the window of a train carriage, scent and taste of food, fresh breeze, which awake viewers’ memories and senses.