Bumin Kim

Region: West

Website: http://www.buminkim.com

City / State: Dallas, TX

This body of work is a showcase of questions––an approach toward the idea of painting in the expanded field. Kim has repurposed the context of thread to emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace of painting. The transformative power of materiality is at play in these works. Both the weight of line as thin and singular and the collection of lines en masse as solid form are sensitive tools found in Kim’s repertoire. Brushstrokes become thread, and the flat surface is liberated to breathe into three-dimensional space.

These works shift, undulate, and pulse into our space, promulgating themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of a flatland, and now poised, vibrating, just above the surface. Painting has been personified, and is no longer limited to the index of the hand or the illusion of the flat surface. It is an echo of a once-sorrowful song, whose voice is present, tender, and alive.