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Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 76.2cm(H) x 76.2cm(W) x 3.8cm(D) / 30.0"(H) x 30.0"(W) x 1.5"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
At the age of 6, I was displaced from Seoul, South Korea, and relocated to Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, the longest time I have lived in one place was 11 years, in Nairobi, my adopted childhood home. Since leaving Nairobi, I have moved from place to place, never setting down roots anywhere. I now call Boston my home.
This body of work seeks to marry my memories of places I have loved with the colors that I have collected from recent travels. With the marks I make on the canvas with a paintbrush or the marks made by silhouetting sculptures against a painted background, I hope to not only remember all the places I have lived in so that I have a sense of home in my own memory, but also to leave behind the marks for those places to remember me. I often feel that my tracks through those places have been erased. With these works, I hope to leave behind my marks
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Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Based in: Boston, MA
Soyoung L Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent most of her childhood in Nairobi, Kenya. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied both painting and creative writing. She is interested in overlapping the two processes and creating new worlds through both. She currently lives and works in Boston, MA.
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