About the Work
In this truly gorgeous series of hand-finished prints, Sung Hwa Kim playfully alters the scene, but the effect remains the same throughout—one of quiet, wonder, and introspection. He writes:
"The subjects I choose to paint such as butterflies, flowers, weeds, the moon all contain reminders of our mortality, the ephemeral nature of our existence. It helps me to be humble and to live every moment to the fullest, because everything is temporary and nothing is permanent.
In this work, nature symbolizes a moment of pause. I’ve been living in the metropolis area for most of my life and when you are surrounded by constant movement, sometimes it feels like there is no place to escape, no space to stop and catch your breath. Nature became that breathing space for me.
I was also drawn to the familiarity and accessibility that scenes depicting trees, the moon, flowers, possessed. Nature also represents the cycle of life and death."
Sung Hwa Kim (b. 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and his BFA from The Art Institute of Boston. Kim has held solo exhibition at Hesse Flatow(New York, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Gone Was the Glow at 1969 Gallery (New York, NY); You Had Me At Hello: New American Paintings 2022 Review at Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston, MA); The Views at Moskowitz Bayse (Los Angeles, CA); Shifted Horizon at HESSE FLATOW (New York, NY); 36 Paintings at Harper’s Books (East Hampton, NY); NOCTURNE on Galleryplatform.LA, M+B (Los Angeles, CA); The Edge Effect curated by Akili Tommasino at The Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY). Sung Hwa Kim lives and works in New York City.
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