Contemporary Master Juchul Kim’s unique compositions explore and celebrate international Bridges across the world in his individualistic post-impressionist, vibrant pointillist style, creating his own visual lexicon which focuses on picturesque global harbor vistas.
April 11, 2012 by amsterdamwhitney
Defined by the dominant element of the Bridge, this gifted artist powerfully juxtaposes bridges against waterscapes and is inspired by bridges in various international cities, such as the Netherlands, Italy, Japan and his native Korea, as well as Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Kim’s expressive, masterful style reveals the dichotomy between the man-made creation of the bridge which is juxtaposed against the natural elements of the external terrain. His trademark bridge vista paintings with their layers of color have a perception beyond the merely visible creating a panorama of visual delight. Excelling at depicting the environment around him, it is not the tangible qualities that are highlighted in his paintings, but it is also the softly washed memories of a specific local.
Fascinated with the theories of the Impressionists and the Post Impressionists and their determination to study and capture light and nature with brush strokes, Juchil Kim is infused with a creative spirit few can equal. With symphonic precision, he translates familiar scenes onto his canvas with a unique perspective, orchestrated by the delicacy of his brush-strokes and the kaleidoscopic hues of his palette. His sudden bursts of pure, brilliant color with splendid differences of touch and tone, exemplify his natural originality and closeness with nature. The colors are luminously conceived for the landscape, and their lightly feathered textures of the bridge and the water translate admirably to the glory and jubilant majesty of nature.
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