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Ready Known
by Space Cottonseed
Location: Space Cottonseed
Artist(s): Shin il KIM
Date: 10 Jan - 16 Feb 2014

Shin il Kim has been interested in obscuring the borders of categories set by human senses. This idea is well expressed through videos, pressed line drawings, and sculptures comprising letters and characters. His videos mostly express images as lights, which tear down the boundary of each image. His colorless drawings pull down ideational preconceptions that we have about colors. His letter sculptures project vague limitations derived from the categorization processes of language that refer to things or emotions.

In his upcoming exhibition at Space Cottonseed, Kim will present his new series of works that leads us to think about visibility and invisibility, and believing and reading. It is a journey to find a clue of an image, a word that was believed to be invisible, becomes alive as soon as you can read. The artist states that it is not easy to change perception of an image once you read it as a text: a word, a meaning, defined by a society. We believe more what we can read then what we can see.

Kim graduated from the Department of Sculpture of the Seoul National University College of Fine Arts and majored in media arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His works were exhibited at the Singapore Biennale 2006 and the fifth Seoul International Media Art Biennale – Media City Seoul 2008. His works are housed in various collections including Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, the Kim Chong Yung Museum, the Queens Museum of Art of New York, and the New York New Museum of Contemporary Art.

-Space Cottonseed

Image: © Shin il Kim

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