Bigindicator

Kim Ye

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Blog  |  Comments
Arts_020
Autoerotic (shirt-sleeves), 2007 Latex © kim ye
P1014641
Untitled Found Objects 24 X 14 X 90"
P1014653
Untitled (legs), 2006 Plaster, Spray-paint Life-sized © kim ye
10
autoerotic (accessory), 2007 Latex, Silicone Life-sized © kim ye
P1014654
Harrison, 2006 Wood 30 X 14 X 36" © Kim Ye
Cabbage_head_01
Untitled (detail), 2006 Found Objects 24 X 14 X 90" © defamer.com
P1014588
The Knot in my Stomach, 2006 Polyester Filling, Nylon 36 X 36 X 36" © Kim Ye
1
Legtorso, 2006 Wood 36 X 16 X 30"
6
Autoerotic (shirt-sleeves: uninhabited), 2007 Latex Life-sized © Kim ye
4
Autoerotic (dress: uninhabited), 2007 Latex Life-sized © Kim Ye
7
Autoerotic (shorts: uninhabited), 2007 Latex Life-sized © Kim Ye
Arts_032
Autoerotic (dress), 2007 Latex Life-sized © kim ye
Arts_024
Autoerotic (shorts), 2007 Latex Life-sized © kim ye
Puberty_stillspg
Puberty (stills), 2006 Video 7 Minutes 26 Seconds © kim ye
Shavingmontage
Shaving (stills), 2007 Video 7 Minutes 39 Seconds © Kim Ye
Hairkini3
Hair-kini (uninhabited), 2008 Dreadlocks (hair) Life-sized © Kim ye
Untitled__chair_
Untitled (Chair) Found Object, Latex, Soil 5 X 5 X 12” © Kim Ye
Puberty1
© Kim Ye
Hailey
Hailey, 2009 Oil on Canvas 18"x18" © Kim Ye
P6020010
Untitled, 2006 Oil on Panel 52" X 48" © Kim Ye
Img_5516
Synapse, 2009 Latex, Polyester Life-sized © Kim Ye
Img_5519
Synapse, 2009 Latex, Polyester Life-sized © Kim Ye
20110627234906-kye_2video
20120312180840-kimye-sml
That's cute. Latex, Cotton, Nylon 75" X 30" © Courtesy of the Artist and UCLA New Wight Gallery
20120711200016-08kye01_ye
20120810153047-06
Get Away Car, 2012 Latex Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist and Steve Turner Contemporary
20131015084008-kimyeezy-340x437
Slippery Drawers, 2013 Latex and Wood 38 X 30 X 15 Inches (96.5 X 76.2 X 38.1 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and OHWOW Los Angeles
20150623010116-pov__backyard_
© Kim Ye
20151108183643-_barbells02__640x427_
© Courtesy of artist.
20160817232525-is-enticetoensnare01
Entice to Ensnare
Blondkim
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Beijing, China
Birth year
1984
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
sculpture, installation, video, performance
Representing galleries
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

VITALS.


Hometown: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.

Language: Mandarin, English, Spanish

Weakness: Goodwill, The Internet, consumables

Talents: scavenging, hair-cutting, athletics

Interests: criticism, eroticism, power, voyuerism, trauma, video cameras, confrontation,
deconstruction, collaboration, and disorders of any kind.

Dislikes: still life, neutrality, comfort zones, donuts, passivity, and inactivity.

Contact: kimsu.ye@gmail.com


HYPE.

"Our relationship to appearances is a complex and personal territory. Kim Ye is fearless in her exploration of this territory and in disrupting our notions of normalcy and beauty, through video and worn and perfomed sculptural creations. In her video pieces, Kim uses the element of time to take the viewer through a process of looking at the body and our actions upon it, making us question our own discomfort with images that are in one sense banal and in another sense disruptive of that familiarity. But even with what is familiar, we are placed in an uncomfortable position, looking more closely than we would choose, slowly watching an action that may be common but is generally unobserved. Her work adds a twist; the videos have an element of humor as they push beyond the expected to disrupt the activities depicted-plucking, shaving-with unexpected version or result. These pieces are astute in their ability to make simple and powerful depictions.

"In the worn pieces, Kim directly disrupts the form of the body. She uses materials that relate to the skin but extend the sense of surface and form to give the performers tails, appendages, and facial additions that change the wearer's anatomy and presence. Are these performers models? A living stand-in for mannequins? Or are they individuals, embodied persences who have allowed themselves to be reinvented by the sculptural forms they wear? It is startling and uncomfortable to stare at a living person, to walk among and around them. We become aware of our faze and of our participation in the roles of viewed and viewer" .

--from 2007 GLITTER catalogue
Written by Pomona College studio faculty:
Mark Allen
Sandeep Mukerjee
Michael O'Malley
Sheila Pinkel
Mercedes Teixido


Angeleno Magazine:
"Nouveau Pitch" - July 2009 (page 54, Deborah Martin Gallery)

Matador Y Toros:

LA Weekly:
Downtown Art Walk - July 10, 2008 (slideshow images 9 & 10)

Defamer.com:
SRQ Magazine:

Sarasota Herald Tribune: