The Paris Years features selected works from the artist’s years in Paris. The paintings in the exhibition range from boldly and sensitively rendered, expressionistic, multi-media works on paper to more atmospheric works on canvas.
Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, Luxe, calme et volupté.
Art Projects International is pleased to announce In-Hyung Kim: The Paris Years from January 28 to February 27, 2016. The exhibition features selected works from the artist’s years in Paris and includes paintings and works on paper. In-Hyung Kim moved to Paris in 1978 at the age of 20. She graduated from L'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and lived and worked in Paris as an artist for nearly 30 years before returning to Seoul, where she now lives and works.
The paintings in The Paris Years range from boldly and sensitively rendered, expressionistic, multi-media works on paper to more atmospheric works on canvas. The paintings on canvas read as nocturnes, with floral elements appearing out of darknesses red, black or green. The works suggest the melancholic romanticism of Baudelaire but introduce an aesthetic wholly derived from In-Hyung Kim’s uncompromising sensibility. Her carefully cultivated personal aesthetic and gifts for painting are readily apparent; in Untitled #27 of 1994, a freely brushed, scumbled, white, tree-like form could be a baobab in space or the last mushroom cloud. From afar, an untitled work of 2000 appears as slashes of orange crimson against black—up close it is a gorgeous representation of untethered blooms in a night garden.