Delicate, impish figures appear against bright, blazing backgrounds, their bodies embellished with or seemingly sprouting flowers and leaves while at other times, characters are hidden deep within thick pockets of foliage. This latest series of portraits by the Seoul-based artist Tae Kim continue her explorations into the heightened emotional experiences of the gaming world with a particular focus on the increasingly blurred boundaries between our cyber personas and physical bodies. 'Bloom', her solo exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in Berlin, takes the motif of flowers as a way of thinking about ritual-making, forms of communication and entangled identities. Kim has...
  • Tae Kim ( B. 1986) lives and works in Seoul, Korea. In 2010, Kim received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts...
    Tae Kim ( B. 1986) lives and works in Seoul, Korea. In 2010, Kim received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Oriental Painting from the Seoul National University where she later studied for her Master’s degree in the same discipline graduating in 2013. In addition, in 2016 Tae Kim graduated with a Masters degree in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, U...