July 12, 2018

Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s solo exhibition titled “The Sow Is Mine” is recently featured in Blouin ArtInfo.

This show marks the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition features moments of vulnerability. Thinking a lot about intimacy as a dangerous game of trust and deception, these issues are constantly exercised on the surface of her paintings.

“Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s paintings and works on paper are marked by a relationship to the visual strategies of cartooning and illustration, which she uses to assemble pictures that teeter on the edge of legibility. Her images begin to suggest narratives, much like the first frame of an animated sequence, but the absence of animation or text suspends her scenarios in moments of dramatic tension. Kim pulls her imagery from sources as wide ranging as Korean folk-art and Goya’s political drawings, and she renders her compositions in a decidedly flat and exaggerated manner, which has the effect of radically flattening the space in her work. Her forms push incredibly close to the surface of her paintings, as though her images were on the verge of breaking beyond the picture plane,” says Helena Anrather gallery.

Kim uses multiple mediums (acrylic, ink, pastel, and oil paint) to inject her works with darkly poetic painterly gestures. Her perspective and subject matter imply a kind of violence and sadomasochistic romance absent from the work of her peers. A number of her works present traditional feminine signifiers that are often tell stories of unhappy housewives and domestic abuse.

Born in 1990, Anyang, South Korea , Cindy Ji Hye Kim received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and a M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art in 2016. Her work has been featured in solo presentations at Interstate Projects, NY; Helena Anrather, NY; and YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto. Kim has shown in group exhibitions at Foxy Production, NY; DC Moore, NY; Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NY; and the Abrons Art Center, NY. Kim has been awarded residencies from The Banff Centre, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, Grin City Collective, and Salem Art Works. Kim Cindy Ji Hye Kim currently lives and works in Bronx, NY, USA.

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