Skip to Main Content

Soo Kim

American, b. 1969

106 followers
Follow

Soo Kim

American, b. 1969

106
Followers
Biography

Soo Kim carves and slices her photographs to create delicate, almost sculptural works that bridge the divide between 2-D and 3-D. In works like (In a natural tone) (2011), she excises branches from photographs of trees, gilding them with metallic paint and twisting them into complexly beautiful compositions. Other works play with architecture, as in (Trying to pull her away) (2011), where Kim carves out building walls from a photograph of Dubrovnik, giving the town a sense of uncanny ephemerality but also suggesting an underlying gridded rhythm to the cityscape.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Biography

Soo Kim carves and slices her photographs to create delicate, almost sculptural works that bridge the divide between 2-D and 3-D. In works like (In a natural tone) (2011), she excises branches from photographs of trees, gilding them with metallic paint and twisting them into complexly beautiful compositions. Other works play with architecture, as in (Trying to pull her away) (2011), where Kim carves out building walls from a photograph of Dubrovnik, giving the town a sense of uncanny ephemerality but also suggesting an underlying gridded rhythm to the cityscape.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum