Piece description from the artist
My painting reflects a line-based language, defined by layers and color combinations. I try to be true of myself while I work, as I believe directness is the way to one’s true nature. Zen teaches that, while we spend years distancing ourselves from this nature, we can always access it again.
The process of painting is not simply about my own journey but about connecting with others. My work reflects something that is shared; Mahayana, or ‘great vehicle’, captures the idea of finding wholeness in harmony with other beings. Creating art is, therefore, a powerful way to engage this wholeness.
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.