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 on each painting. I believe directness of acting and being is the way to one’s true nature. Zen teaches that we spend years forgetting and abandoning this nature, but that we can always access it again. On a blank canvas, I start by applying a coat of primary color, then composing one line after another, repeatedly, answering the call of intuition. What I create flows directly from embracing the experience of making art.
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.