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Artist Kim Youngjin (김영진) and the Tribute Expressed Through the Art of Origami
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Artist Kim Youngjin (김영진) and the Tribute Expressed Through the Art of Origami
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  • 승인 2022.04.09 08:20
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The touching origami artworks made by artist Kim Youngjin are currently on display at Artist Residency TEMI's '2022 PREVIEW' exhibition sponsored by Daejeon Culture & Arts Foundation (대전문화재단).

The '2022 PREVIEW' exhibition, held in celebration of Artist Residency TEMI's 9th anniversary from March 31 to April 17, has recently been showcasing many spectacular artworks by six talented resident artists, and one of them is artist Kim Youngjin.

Artist Kim Youngjin (김영진)

In her exhibited work, Kim Youngjin uses transparent elements such as light, memory, and glass that are invisible but clearly present, such as memories and emotions in the space experienced in daily life, to depict the traces of emotions that remain only as images. She mainly uses photograms, a photographic technique that is expressed only with light, photographic paper, and objects without a camera lens.

An unfinished life (미완의 형태), Photogram, pigment print, Internet article print on paper, 72×90cm, 2021

To Kim, a photogram does not reproduce the external appearance of an object on photographic paper through the light of a magnifier, but functions as a medium and medium through which the image or traces behind the object are expressed.

She recently noticed her articles about the deaths of anonymous people due to unexpected disasters, incidents, and accidents that the author sees every day in Internet news but is easily forgotten.

An unfinished life (미완의 형태), Photogram, pigment print, Internet article print on paper, 72×90cm, 2021

In this exhibition, she presents the 'An unfinished life' series, for which she applied paper folding to the printouts of scrapped articles and printed them using the photogram technique; and the 'Soul' series, featuring the article scraps on the children killed from child abuse printed on translucent tracing paper, folded in butterfly shapes and printed out using photogram.

Origami may usually look playful, but the artist chose it as an act to remember and mourn someone's death. This may be based on her wish to bestow perpetuity to the beings that temporarily appear in the world and then are soon forgotten.


For more information about artist Kim Youngjin and the '2022 PREVIEW' exhibition, visit: temi.or.kr.

Temi Art Center - 테미예술창작센터


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