Layers of Intricately Cut Paper Evoke Strength and Vulnerability in Christine Kim’s Elegant Collages

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“By means of Center” (2022). All photographs © Christine Kim, shared with permission

In intricately minimize collages by way of Ontario-based artist Christine Kim, plants, foliage, and crown-like adornments surround nameless portraits. Painted floral motifs on sparsely torn items of paper paired with slats of picket seem like lath uncovered underneath ornate wallpaper, offering a backdrop for the chic silhouettes. The flowery designs of the figures’ headdresses counsel wrought iron with refined strands of crops or ribbon in part obscuring their faces. In her sequence Paper Skinny, Kim explores myriad tactics for running with the ever present subject matter.

Impressed to inspect relationships between floor, trend, and quantity, she portrays how the medium can also be each fragile and cast, inflexible but versatile. She describes in a observation that the sequence conjures up “dualities of energy and vulnerability, as stark black fences crown the regal feminine figures, however those limitations are, in any case, simplest paper skinny.”

Kim’s paintings is these days on view at Galerie Youn in Montréal as a part of the crowd exhibition YOUNIVERSE till July 3. You'll to find extra of her paintings on her site and on Instagram.

 

“The day before today’s Ideas” (2022).

“Tales We Inform” (2022)

“At Least” (2022)

“In Excellent Religion” (2022)

“Limitations of Ours” (2022)

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