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WonJung kim

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Pine Tree Bowl, 2011 Oil Pastel, Charcoal and Pencil on Paper 7.5''x11'' © WonJungKim
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A rock, the Sky, Clouds, Leaves and Water , 2011 Oil Pastel and Pencil on Paper 11''x11''
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A bowlful of dream , 2011 Oil Pastel and Pencil on Paper 11''x15''
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A rock with a pine tree, 2011 Oil Pastel and Pencil on Paper 11''x15''
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Untitled , 2011 Pencil and Oil Pastel on Paper 15''x11''
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
South Korea
Birth year
1981
Lives in
NewYork
Works in
NewYork
Schools
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 2009
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual
Statement

Generally, my painting represents my emotions and personal stories. For instance, I seek the re-creation of images that I have seen in dreams, the emotions involved in relationships with others and their individual characters, and my own interpretation of daily objects and the nature. These elements are expressed as characters, lines, letters, and symbols in my drawings.

I have two different approaches: dividing the space while ignoring perspective, and using the quality of the lines themselves. These show up together in each drawing. 

My favorite materials are charcoal, pencil, oil pastel and acrylic. Especially I’d prefer using pencil and charcoal for drawings because I like the feeling of vividness, roughness and rawness. To me, oil pastel is always one of my favorite materials because the material arouses my nostalgic childhood.

I try to open each viewer’s imagination though the creation of ambiguous characters that are intended to be suggestions. They are open to interpretation from each person’s perspective.