Jieun June Kim lives and works as a multidisciplinary artist in Toronto, Canada. She has had multiple solo exhibitions in Korea and Canada, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., Korea and Canada. Her artwork explores the different ideas of home, working with bright and cheerful colours to depict the concept of an ideal home and bring joy to her audiences.
I am inspired by my cultural background and personal experience of relocation. I find myself in a transitional phase that can be best describe as “home away from home.” In my body of work, the past and present worlds coexist peacefully and combine with one other to create new unexplored territories.
Oftentimes, my process begins with a research the history of a place where my painting will be in. I will take pictures of landmark buildings and find popular architectural style. By depicting those buildings I create beautiful landscape where my imagination and reality resides together.
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