This exhibition follows Kim’s recent landscape paintings, set in a rural village in Gokseong, Jeollanam-do, where Kim spent his childhood. Kim’s delicate landscapes are entirely imaginary. He relies on fragments of memories rather than being on site to produce them. The focus in these works seem to be the time of day where it could be either early mornings before sunrise, or just before the sun sets, capturing the stillness of a fleeting moment.
His subjects are interpretive reflections of his present surroundings connected with his memory of the forest, trees, and wildflowers, enveloped by a familiar fog off the river. The remaining impression from the past appears on canvas to reflect not only his interest in nature’s beauty but also it’s transcendent, healing and meditative qualities.