Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul, Korea but moved to Mexico and has spent time on both coasts of the U.S.A. She attended Pratt Institute and continues to live and work in Brooklyn NY, dividing her time between making art and freelancing in film and television. Kim is drawn to the chaotic and collaborative film environment as well as the isolated experience of an illustrator, as it grants her a chance to work on her own narratives.
For this show, Kim was influenced by an intense sense of wanderlust, wishing to distill sensations derived from travel, maps, antiquated books, myths and adventures. These notions and explorations of escape and freedom were honed by a recent two week trip around the globe that spanned four continents, to her own life in New York. Another element has been a love for layers with separated materials, using ink, paint, paper, and thread. Kim aims to make each painting a frame from a story, with heroines in familiar or unnatural worlds.
Artist website: www.dkim-art.com