A Surface Appearance is the outcome of an iterative and experimental printing process. Interrogating the art of liquid light and layering, the artist examines her own image and its process of evolution. Using materials and subjects from a contemporary Australian setting whilst simultaneously conjuring the aesthetic of traditional Korean painting, Kim explores the immigrant experience of reconciling one identity with another.
Even a superficially simplistic motif, a single object, landscape, or person, can manifest differences stacked up like layers. By applying photographic emulsion via brushstroke, on differing thickness and texture of handmade paper, every print can differ substantially. Through repetition and alternative print techniques Kim’s experiences are reflected through the dogged process of learning what works, regretting and then correcting mistakes, and taking chances.
Eunie Kim recipient of the CIT Graduate Wide Angle Residency 2021.