Korean Girl

About Mari Kim

Mari Kim calls the recurring figure in her work “Eyedoll,” a cartoon-like, porcelain-skinned female distinguished by her large oval eyes. In Kim’s lustrous ink-on-canvas prints, Eyedoll stares directly out from the surface; she dons different outfits and guises while standing against different backgrounds. As Eyedoll shifts through identities, Kim makes subtle alterations to the figure’s iris patterns, matching changes in costume to changes in mood. The relentless seriality of her work attends to questions of how identity can be altered with props and fashion, and it also models a kind of fetishistic Asian female identity that is confrontational in its forwardness.

South Korean, b. 1979, Seoul, South Korea, based in Seoul, South Korea

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists London
2016
Hwang Seontae | Between Light and Space, Shine Artists London, London
2016
Mari Kim | Days of Future Past, Shine Artists London, London
2015
Autumn Contemporary Collection, Shine Artists London
2014
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists London
2016
Mari Kim | Days of Future Past, Shine Artists London, London
2015
Autumn Contemporary Collection, Shine Artists London
2014
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Hwang Seontae | Between Light and Space, Shine Artists London, London
2016
Pontone Gallery | Taiwan | 炫藝 | 開幕首展, Shine Artists London, Taichung
2016
Pontone Gallery Opening Exhibition, Shine Artists London, London
2015
The “F” Word – Feminism in Art, Vohn Gallery, New York
2015
Shine Artists in New York, Shine Artists London
2013
K-Surrogates, Vohn Gallery, New York
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