Art | May 22, 2023 |

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Featured Artist
So Youn Kim

So Youn enjoys practising abstract paintings in the style of what she calls postmodern contemporary abstract expressionism with an emphasis on intellect from her education and creativity from her talent. So Youn remembers her childhood when her mother took her to the Picasso special exhibition in Seoul, Korea. So Youn enjoys her multicultural, academic and creative journey in Canada since she was 14 and likes to ask thought-provoking questions in intellectual conversation.

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“I follow my instinct naturally when making an artwork. I make several layers of sketching with oil pastels, painting with acrylic colours, and glueing collages of ordinary newspapers or magazines. Upon the completion of a single painting with my rapid painting style, I am inspired by its visual representation to write up the text to convey my sentiments, thoughts and reflections on the work I created.”

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“I combine the making of abstract paintings and the writing of texts to grasp the nature of the intersection between the subjectivity of the new definition and the objectivity of the original meaning of the object. While the transposition of the Master of Arts is a fundamental continuation of the traditional evolution of Western art forms, I explore how their Western traditions and philosophies of art give us significant meaning for the globalization of non-western art to the wider audience.”

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“In this conjuncture of the multicultural and diverse landscape of contemporary art, I ask you what you think of the importance of discovering neglected subjectivities. My questions relate to the cultural, political, and social meaning of painting and its meaning as a biological organism that has certain capacities for contextual multiplication and intellectual metabolism. I believe that 1) art is situated between two perceptions which are at the origin of thoughts and emotions; 2) the mixture of cultural identities for which we all contribute to very calm and clear movements; 3) great ideas as well as great works of art all come from the question of who I am and who we are.”

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