Piece description from the artist
My work is done through lines. Distancing itself from the actual world, it expresses what does not exist in a clear form, and presents a balanced contradiction. Therefore, my work cannot but have an abstract form. The ‘line,’ among others, has been a means and messenger of expressing the state of ‘my being free’. It has various forms, sometimes a round one, and in other times a straight one. In addition, it shows a feeling of being sometimes slow and sometimes pretty fast. I wanted to express and feel with viewers something unlimited that is not restricted to only one field, and to be able to show the infinity of the world through the lines in my paintings.
Lacey Kim was born and grew up in South Korea. After graduating from Seoul Women’s University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (2003), she pursued an international education, completing an MA at Nottingham Trent University in the UK (2007), and an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York (2009). Kim’s work has been exhibited globally in cities like New York, Chicago, Vienna, Miami, and Seoul, and she has lived and worked on three continents. Her non-representational style has attracted attention from critics and galleries worldwide. Today Kim is based in New York.