Kim’s work truly defines him as a “Painters Painter”Several months ago I was invited by Kim to see his paintings in his studio in New York. I was surprised to see that Kim’s work truly defines him as a “Painters Painter” and I was introduced to a large room filled with skilled story telling.Kim’s work is simple yet sophisticated. In a world in which time seems to zip past at the speed of lightening, and electronic data transmissions, Kim’s work embody an invitation to slow down and enjoy the work. The paintings are a symmetry of colors, which speak about time, patience and skill. These works speak about memory, movement, pleasures of materiality, solidity and a keen relationship to the hands of the painter who has brought disciplined attention to their construction. This work whispers about the simple pleasures of what was once real and filled with life and memories.Diaspora Vibe presents Kim in his first solo exhibition in the State of Florida, an artist who has traveled many places and has shown all over the world, he brings to us his simple exquisitely painted works in East Side Story.
East Side Story 09-J02By Kim Myung-sik