Gallery Form at
ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2014
Presenting works by Kim, Eun Ju
16-19 January, 2014 / Booth Number: D28
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
* VIP Preview&Vernissage: Wednesday, 15 January,
3-6pm(VIP Preview), 6-9pm(Vernissage)
* General Hours: Thursday, 16 January, 12pm-7pm
Sunday, 19 Janury, 11am-6pm
Kim Eun Ju has made large-scale drawings only with a pencil for about ten years. Countless pencil lines from waves and they form a sea. The artist who was born in Busan, Korea and has lived in Busan looks the sea differently from those who see it only in vacation time.
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Like looking into the inside of a familiar thing, the sea she sees is the sea seen from the inside of waves, rather than the sea viewed from the outside. Besides, the sea never exists without the wind. Kim incorporates a roaring wind in her pencil lines to make the canvas roll.
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More important things to the artist than motifs are surely breath and rhythm as she says "a wind blowing from the sea in my town has formed my breath and rhythm of the lines U draw." and they make her draw line by line with all her strength as "silent resistance" and "proof of life" against everyday life requires anonymity pitilessly. The pencils she broke a hundred times and numberless holes she made in paper bring up the image of her intense works.
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"Just Drawing a Flower", and imaginary flower, begins from a little petal in the center of picture and opens into a massive flower with its fluttering leaves. Long and short lines, hard or soft lines drawn on the thick paper evoke moderation and patience like embroidery created by ancient women. In a way, her works issuing out a threat-like loud existence are the products of rage conquered by her passion, honesty and moderation.
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