2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Shynn Kim

Astoria NY USA
http://www.shynnkim.com
Photography reflects a desire to capture the moment. That sensibility comprises the spirit of my needing the found photos in my work. It is the Inherent nature of the photograph to recall the path. Looking at a photograph, the viewer is dealing with the past time and as much as that, s/he is experiencing in the present as s/he resonates with it. I am interested in the emotional vestiges of images and how they are conveyed to viewers. What we see remains as impressions, and in time, creates an afterimage that later remains in our memories. This mental imprint, although hard to define its exact form, is what motivates and inspires my work. We can only mentally hold an experience as individuals so there is always going to be that disconnected gap between people. Being aware of this disjuncture, I am trying to create a non-verbal conversation with the viewer. Memory fades. But still we try to grab on to the moments as they go. Some become distorted, fragmented, and eventually, lost. I am interested in captured moments and formal architectural spaces and worked with photographs and used them as a source material for my paintings. I dealt with the shape inside the pictorial space and the form of the light, which indicate the space in which it sat. I utilized the outline of captured lights inside the space to seize the ephemeral moment. By severely limiting the explanation in the painting, or even masking one part of the image and working around it to finish the painting, I turn it into a soundless nebulous state. Empty spaces that are created become a void, a light, and a missing particle. The image itself and the space inside the painting become ambiguous but also more universal. Use of fluid paint traverses on a thin line between being color blocks and architecture intriguing the viewer by making spaces that are unexplainable. Photography reflects a desire to capture the moment. That sensibility comprises the spirit of my needing the found photos in my work. It is the Inherent nature of the photograph to recall the path. Looking at a photograph, the viewer is dealing with the past time and as much as that, s/he is experiencing in the present as s/he resonates with it. I am interested in the emotional vestiges of images and how they are conveyed to viewers. What we see remains as impressions, and in time, creates an afterimage that later remains in our memories. This mental imprint, although hard to define its exact form, is what motivates and inspires my work. Memory fades. But still we try to grab on to the moments as they go. Some become distorted, fragmented, and eventually, lost. I am interested in captured moments and formal architectural spaces and worked with photographs and used them as a source material for my paintings. By masking one part of the image and working around it to finish the painting, I turn it into a soundless nebulous state. Empty spaces that are created become a void, a light, and a missing particle.
© Shynn  Kim | Mind scape    5424
2014 Mixed Media | Mind Scape
Altered slide, slide projector, wood, My, 24x42x23  IN, 2013
© Shynn  Kim | New landscape 5425
2014 Sculpture | New Landscape
Wood, graphite, charcoal, matt medium�, 47x72x3 IN, 2014
© Shynn  Kim | Bridge  5426
2014 Mixed Media | Bridge
Altered slide, slide projector, wood, ma, 14x30x 3 IN, 2013