Biography - KyungJa Kim

Biography

Statement:

Her paintings mostly show nature which is one of the best things that helps make her bring Out her creativity. She focuses to make those ordinary things to look and feel special on her canvas. She gives effort to not only reflect the outer images of nature but also bring the sounds, the scents and the essence of its inner beauty of what she paints. She chooses subjects which can be calm, relaxing and peaceful but still give strong impressions to viewers. To do that, having two different cultures have definitely become the best source. Most of her works have been done in oil and recently, she started to work one new mixed media artwork. Her recent mixed media artworks using mother of pearl emphasize both the beauty of Eastern and Western art. This idea came from her own experience from the 70’s making furniture using mother of pearl as the main supply for drawings and patterns on wood. It shows how combining traditional arts with contemporary arts can create one special unique art piece. In Korea and the United States, she has been patented as the artist of contemporary mother of pearl art.


Biography:

Kyung Ja Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. As a hard working business woman, she started her own business in 1970. Over the years, she put herself in various business fields like running boutique, manufacturing artistic furnitures, exporting fashion jewelries designed by her through other countries and many other. It is true she was surrounded by art all along. She spent a lot of her time creating and making items using her ideas. It seems like it was obvious how she got into this path. Being an artist is her life passion. It was more clear when she sent her daughters to United States to study art and music in 1991. Her daughters shared knowledges of art and gave her advices with her paintings when she visited them. It made her keep learning and building more knowledges. And it improved her as a person and as an artist. Her paintings mostly shows nature. The nature is one of the best thing that makes her to bring out her creativity and moves her emotions. She focuses to make those ordinary things to look and feel special on her canvas. She gives effort to not only reflect the outer images of nature but also bring the sounds, the scents and the essence of its inner beauty of what she paints. That is why she spends a lot of her time to find better way to emphasize the feelings to her paintings. To do that, having two different cultures are definitely become best source. Most of her works have been done in oil and recently she started to work on new collections of mixed media. Her recent mixed media artworks using mother of pearl emphasize combine beauty of eastern and western art. The idea came from her own experience from 70's making furnitures using mother of pearl as main supply for drawings or patterns on wood. She cuts the mother of pearl in different shapes like flower, bird, butterfly, leaves and then, she dyes them in different colors or keep it’s own natural color. With those mother of pearl, she creates one big objects or scenes on the canvas. It is very detailed works since mother of pearl are very delicate. Viewers love and compliments it’s uniqueness and natural beauty of mother of pearl. She's been actively participating on juried and invitational exhibitions to shares and represents her works through the group of people who loves art and to improve herself as an artist. Her passion for art is ongoing and will be continue as long as she can paint. She's always thankful to the viewers who gives her the support and love to her paintings.


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