Do you really believe that the moment you are in is reality? If so, how would you prove that every moment in your life belongs to reality. I make my works just to enjoy the moment that may or may not be real.
Sometimes I have being vivid dreams such that it feels so real. When I was a child, I had nightmares that I was chased, shackled, or not even be able to scream out. I was very afraid of going to bed at night. It was so hard for me that I was not even able to relax at the end of the day. I felt like I was loosing my way in the gloom of a dense forest, a place where I went for a walk to relax my mind. Everything I observed in my dream was a different life that another “I” lived.
Scan lines of digital projection expressed through my pen markings in my work plays a role of connecting and breaking the boundary between the reality and the virtual reality that I call “DREAM.” Unclearness Indistinct boundaries lie of the boundary between the reality and dream as well as unexplainable Deja-Vu creates my hyper-reality. Therefore, my works circulates in an empty simulation where there is no boundary of the reality and dream as if it is in the Mobius strip.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hwahyun Kim is a visual artist whose works explore the relationship between reality and dreams. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received her B.A and M.F.A in Painting from Dongguk University and second M.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, GA. She had her first solo exhibition at New South Gallery, Statesville, NC and several group exhibitions in the last three years.
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