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  • BLANK SPACE is proud to announce an exhibition of works by Korean mixed media artist Heekyung Kim. Heekyung Kim is known throughout Korea for her medatative and vibrant mixed media wall sculptures that reflect on her relationship with nature, and the abstract forms that convey a feeling of inner peace and oneness with the universe. This is the first exhibition for the artist with the gallery, and it will be on view in our online viewing room from Tuesday, June 15th until July 31st.

  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 200827, 2020

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 200827, 2020 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    63 x 70 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
    160 x 180 x 20 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 200808, 2020

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 200808, 2020 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    64 5/8 x 34 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
    164 x 87 x 12 cm
  • Heekyung Kim builds her brightly colored and beautifully textured relief sculptures from thousands of layers of layered hanji paper, a traditional hand made Korean paper known for its archival properties and soft yet strong qualities. Kim layers and forms sheets of hanji with a binding agent to form expressive and active surfaces that ripple like waves or the petals of a flower.

     

  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190827, 2019

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 190827, 2019 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    10 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 15 3/4 in
    26.5 x 70 x 40 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 210415, 2021

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 210415, 2021 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    61 1/8 x 61 1/8 x 4 in
    155 x 155 x 10 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 210405, 2021

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 210405, 2021 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    52 3/8 x 52 3/8 x 4 in
    133 x 133 x 10 cm
  • In her Bloom series, Kim finds her inspiration in the buds and petals of flowers and trees, and the multitude of symbolic values that these forms can hold. Within this series there is a beautiful play between abstraction and, in some cases, quite realistic representations of the subject matter. Some pieces simplify the shapes of nature almost to the point of pure geometrical form, however they retain their surface texture and rough edges adding an organic element to the process. Other works, specifically some of her newer sculptures, are more directly representational and relate wonderfuly with the painterly lineage of O'Keefe, using bold color and a delicate sensibility to explore natural forms.

    • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190529, 2019
      Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190529, 2019
    • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190525, 2019
      Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190525, 2019
    • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190509, 2019
      Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190509, 2019
  • Heekyung Kim, Contemplation No. 1, 2014

    Heekyung Kim

    Contemplation No. 1, 2014 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    59 1/8 x 126 x 9 7/8 in
    150 x 320 x 25 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Contemplation No. 10, 2015

    Heekyung Kim

    Contemplation No. 10, 2015 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    70 7/8 x 33 7/8 x 20 7/8 in
    180 x 86 x 53 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Contemplation No. 8, 2015

    Heekyung Kim

    Contemplation No. 8, 2015 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    35 3/8 x 77 1/2 x 4 in
    90 x 197 x 10 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Contemplation No. 15, 2019

    Heekyung Kim

    Contemplation No. 15, 2019 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    43 1/4 x 62 1/4 x 3 1/8 in
    110 x 158 x 8 cm
  • Kim's Contemplation works also turn to nature for their inspiration, focusing on the meditative properties of waves. These works, which take many shapes from wall pieces to standing floor sculptures, use her unique relief technique to develop her skill as a painter in a dynamic three dimensional style. The contemplation series uses the surface texture of the work, rippling waves that capture the motion and energy of waveforms, to expand upon the visual language of two dimensional painting and create a calming space for thought similarly to the ancient practice of reflecting pools.

  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190707_1, 2019

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 190707_1, 2019 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    9 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 19 3/4 in
    23 x 48 x 50 cm
  • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190815, 2019

    Heekyung Kim

    Bloom 190815, 2019 Korean Hanji paper, pigment
    11 3/4 x 24 1/8 x 22 7/8 in
    30 x 61 x 58 cm
    • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190405, 2019
      Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190405, 2019
    • Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190409, 2019
      Heekyung Kim, Bloom 190409, 2019
  • For more information regarding Kim and the available pieces, please reach out to us through the enquire button, our contact form, or an email to info@blankspaceart.com.