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Kong Shine

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Kong Shine

Born: 1979

Hometown: South Korea

Lives and Works: South Korea

 

Shine Kong's paintings capture the narratives of all relationships in her life, as if to document them. Objects that appear in her works, such as trees, ladders, camels, stars and chairs are symbols that have been granted a specific meaning by the artist. Kong makes these objects with clay in which she blows in a breath of emotions, and puts them on a small theater stage. This setting staged through the artist's subjective symbolization is resurrected through painting. The symbolic objects condensed like poems are in themselves a site of communication for intuitive bonding. In Kong's works, contradictory values about communication, reconciliation, recovery and healing in all relationships cross over, reflecting the artist's meditation on the relationships in life that are always unfolding.

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