Yongjae Kim

Region: Northeast

 I explore an inexplicable melancholy that floods me daily. My psychological landscape represents mundane surroundings in unsettled and deficient conditions with a toned-down mood. While my painting shows many elaborative details, the atmosphere feels empty. The inner or outer deconstructed states of the subject matter evoke a sense of loss and solitude. In the stillness that creates its own space and time on the canvas, I scumble the subtle shape of undepicted existence in scenery, portraying traces of ephemeral and disappearing presence.