Reconstructing Landscapes Through the Eyes of Seeun Kim

  • by The Cartellino Team

“From the sand’s side, all with form are in vain. The only certainty is the fluidity of the sand negating all forms," Abe Kubo narrates in the novel The Woman in the Dunes. Art critic Hanbum Lee notes this at a scan through Seeun Kim's works for the solo exhibition Pitman's Choice. Through the walk around the gallery, Kim takes you places twisted and disrupted yet familiar in a sense. These spaces are that of the artist's memories, only rediscovered through a different lens. Through varied strokes, Kim allows for the audience to build their own realities around the scenes presented. This reconstruction is an echo to what awaits the village from The Woman in the Dunes—a reality based on one's own imagination and understanding of the complexity of truths.

Cartellino Seeun Kim, An eye, 2018_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 120 x 80 x 3 cm.jpg
An eye
2018
Water mixable oil on canvas
120 x 80 x 3 cm
Cartellino Seeun Kim, Grab and run, 2019_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 162_5 x 130 x 3 cm.jpg
Grab and run
2019
Water mixable oil on canvas
162.5 x 130 x 3 cm
Cartellino Pitman's Choice Seeun Kim Installatio View
Installation view of Pitman's Choice
Cartellino Seeun Kim, Under construction, 2019_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 130 x 155 x 3 cm.jpg
Under construction, 2019, Water mixable oil on canvas, 130 x 155 x 3 cm
Cartellino Pitman's Choice Seeun Kim Installatio View
Installation view of Pitman's Choice
Cartellino Seeun Kim, Yongsan round, 2019_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 240 x 230 x 3 cm.jpg
Yongsan round
2019
Water mixable oil on canvas
240 x 230 x 3 cm
Cartellino Seeun Kim, a zone, 2018_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 205_5 x 175 x 3 cm.jpg
a zone
2018
Water mixable oil on canvas
205.5 x 175 x 3 cm
Cartellino Seeun Kim, Division of Isles, 2017_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 205 x 150 x 2_5 cm.jpg
Division of Isles
2017
Water mixable oil on canvas
205 x 150 x 2.5 cm
Cartellino Seeun Kim, Leftover, 2017_ Water mixable oil on canvas, 200 x 170 x 3 cm.jpg
Leftover
2017
Water mixable oil on canvas
200 x 170 x 3 cm
Photography by Euirock Lee via One and J. Gallery