Kim’s works are the reflection of meditation on the Ineffable. the Unseen, the Other, or the Transcendental It is exploring the realm that goes beyond philosophical or literary descriptions and triggers liberating intuition.
The process of her artistic creation involves all three categories of knowledge formulated by Aristotle: Theoria (learning by meditation), praxis (learning by action) and poiesis (learning by making). Theoria indicates the kind of intuitive knowledge which goes beyond conceptual comprehension.
By synergistically deploying three modes of knowing, Kim aims at transforming her creative process into an integrative act of brining ‘embodied truth’ into existence. Her artistic activity starts from the meditation on the Transcendent, truth, self and its relation to the world and others (theoria). This contemplation leads to actual creative process of painting (praxis) which eventually brings forth the embodied truth that exists in and emerges out of the artworks (poiesis)
The main stylistic features of the works are classified into three distinctive categories described below. Each of them is a unique meditation process which reflects on human spirituality and the moment of their encounter with the Unseen. The sculptural paintings are the consequence of artistic construction that steps into the deconstructive orbit that goes after the shimmering vestiges of the Ineffable, its presence and absence of presence. The sought-after is not depicted as dominant figures or object in the works but the traces coming to light through the relational interaction among the compositional elements.
Relief/color field series: The sculptural paintings incorporate the concept of dynamics in tranquility. In various spiritual practices, especially in the Eastern culture, values the devotional and meditative process that often includes repetitive ritualistic acts done in tranquility. The composition of the paintings comes forth through the attenuated differences in color