Grace Eunshin Kim – Arcane Concerto, double solo show at Dorothy Circus Gallery.
The Italian Alessia Iannetti and the Korean Grace Eunshin Kim will exhibit new works that reference the past with an evocative twist.
Iannetti, born in 1985, creates her work with a Neoclassicism that ranks her as one of the most interesting artists of the Pop-Surrealism art scene. Even though Iannetti masters darkness, she urges our eyes towards an intimate and detached dimension, whose rational parameters are upside down, like a dream.
Currently based in Canada, Kim’s work is highly influenced by 13th-15th century European Renaissance paintings. Kim is a master of suspence and transports us into static historical dimensions where figures are depicted in a state of solemn and perpetual contemplation.
To confirm once again the curatorial path of the gallery in exhibiting new talents from around the world, on this occasion, is the solo exhibition of South Korean artist: Grace Eunshin Kim. The artist is already established in Korea and Canada, where she has exhibited for several years and has been identified among the most interesting artists at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.
With a brand new series of 7 oil paintings on linen, the artist is equally and profoundly inspired by the Old Testament and Italian Renaissance stories. Kim distinguishes her self once again across the dynamism and vibrant spirit of the represented scenes. Expertly declined across a combination of playful and populated scenarios, the artist bestows sacredness with the ‘Still Image‘ effect. She captures the diversity of the movement in the represented scenes, freezing them at the apex of the action and returning the profound contrast between the noisy buzz of reality and the silence of the canvas space.
Parallel to the atmosphere of the famous Fountain of Youth by Lucas Cranach The Elder. The artist brings out from her paintings a perceptible and dynamic tension that is possible to admire in Moving Out III and Half Time, which directly reports the great German artist’s scenarios. In direct parallelism with the masterpieces, Primitive People and Old Man Beguiled by Courtesans, which is also expressed in a strong plastic force through the physicality and sinuosity of the characters’ bodies and ambiguous expressions.
Grace Eunshin Kim – Arcane Concerto