Firewalker by Kim Ryu
20″ x 16″ x 1.625″, Acrylic on Panel
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Keep It Together curated by Mark Todd from March 26th to April 26th, 2016
Kim Ryu is a Los Angeles based artist.
Born in 1992 (Fremont, CA), Kim Ryu earned her BFA in Illustration with distinction from the Art Center College of Design. Kim Ryu’s paintings feature mysterious beings transposed in a surreal world. In many of her compositions, anthropomorphic figures are in the process of discovery or survival in a foreign landscape. The figures rarely show emotion or are simply implied with a silhouette which contrasts the bizarre, fantastical, and unpredictable world surrounding them. Inspired by Indian miniatures, Kim’s compositions break the rules of perspective and focus on a dream-like and expressive quality. Her process is open to accident in the initial stages, and then she carefully chooses the objects and figures in the piece. Most of the objects in her work serve as markers of the modern versus ancient, real versus unreal. Her subject matter revolves around individual stories of an evocative and melancholic world dripping with symbolism.
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