Piece description from the artist
My work is composed of lines, which are a means of expressing freedom. Sometimes curved, other times straight, the line represents something that exists throughout infinite experience. Colors meet freely and create unexpected forms. When working, I follow the flow of my unconscious mind; the harmony of opposites – absolute and relative, free flowing and driven by rules – is what my paintings express. When painting, I try to be true to myself. Directness is the way to one’s true nature. This nature is not something we make; it is always there – and it shapes everything I create.
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.