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Korean Contemporary Art: Kim Yeon

About Kim Yeon

Kim Yeon‘s sculptures encourage moments on meditation and contemplation from the viewer. Representing streams and rivers captured in a state of stasis, tranquility and calm, the solidity of Yeon’s rocks and pebbles contrast with the soft, liquid appearance of the resin they are encased in. Kim Yeon lives and works in South Korea.

Source: LondonKoreanLinks

Kim's art

Kim Yeon’s sculptures encourage moments of meditation and contemplation from the viewer. Representing streams and rivers captured in a state of stasis, tranquility and calm, the solidity of Yeon’s rocks and pebbles contrast with the soft, liquid appearance of the resin they are encased in. Shimmering in the light, the sculptures appear to float weightlessly above the floor, casting mysterious reflective shadows and illuminating the floor beneath. Kim Yeon lives and works in South Korea.

Source: LondonKoreanLinks

Autumn Leaves, resin and leaves

Kim Yeon's work echoes and reveres nature in a rather profound and decidedly Eastern way. The two enchanting pieces titled Autumn Leaves, naturalistic tableaux made from clear resin – and, well, autumn leaves – are contemplative and zen-like. Most of the work here, however, would be described in a catalogue as sculpture in stainless steel although that would be to miss the very point of it, as the essential ingredient is light. They shimmer and dazzle and dominate the surrounding space in a manner which is out of all proportion to the physical volume that they occupy. 

Source: Artistsinsight.com