Kim Hyunji – Ephemera
Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim) explores notions of fleeting disarray and moments of pure euphoria achieved briefly through the use of drugs in her exhibition, ‘Ephemera’.
The paintings capture their subjects in singular states of intense self-reflection and exaltation, still attached to the tools used to enter a state of absence of mind. The works attempt to convey the long seconds between thought and action. The reality of the compositions paired with Kim’s sense of expressive abstraction evokes sentiments that permeate the millennials’ culture of anxiety and disarray, a thematic element underlying Kim’s practice.
Opening Saturday, December 1st, from 6pm – 9 pm. Free entry. Exhibition runs from December 1st to December 22nd and runs alongside Flow: Australia-based Artists 2018.
Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.
Kim Hyunji is an artist working predominantly with paints. Originally from South Korea, she is currently based in Melbourne. She completed her bachelor of fine arts degree at Curtin University in 2014.
Recognising Australia’s multiculturalism and diversity, Kim’s main subjects are the culturally attuned creatives of her generation, the millennials. Through painting, Kim explores her generation and the role social media plays in the construction and portrayal of identity. Her paintings reference the processes of social media photography through their use of high contrast and the inclusion of reflective and transparent materials.
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