NPE Art Residency is pleased
NPE Art Residency is pleased to invite you to HannaMi Kim’s solo exhibition Virgin Apple. The exhibited body of works showcase a maturation in HannaMi’s signature art style of interweaving lines, bold colours, and everyday objects rendered mystical.
In Mid-Air with No Landing evokes timeless moments where flakes of soft feathers appear on canvas with oil, or on paper with ink, transforming into solid forms. The whole process of In Mid-Air with No Landing is meditative and zen, where contrasting firm and soft forms are developed feather by feather, and negative space is provided as in Chinese Ink Painting. With no horizons, the painted objects float in mid-air, hinting towards a certain aloofness contrasted against the stark white background.
In another series of drawings and paintings titled Garden of Shangrila, HannaMi brings to life a fantasy world populated by an imaginative menagerie of plant and animal life– a garden of Shangrila, where peaches, apples, anthree-ums, morning glories, and sea creatures occupy the same eco sphere, harmoniously co-existing but always hinting at their respective primitive natures. Traces of feminism and the erotic peek through, at once calming and puzzling. Wander through the Garden of Shangrila, marvel at its wonderous inhabitants, and ponder with us the many mysteries that such a rich landscape of otherworldly delights may offer.
About the Artist
HannaMi Kim is a painter and illustrator who has taken the plunge into the world of art after successful careers in banking, publishing and owning a hip café.
Having lived for spells in Korea and Hong Kong and now happy to be in Singapore, her art reflects her endless optimism and abundance of energy. She inter-weaves lines, colors and objects with energy, some of it tinged with shades of tradition and culture, but always reflecting the artist’s character and perceived world view, shaped by her life journey and myriad experiences.
10 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 25 (Friday) 6:00 pm
NPE Art Residency & Gallery
NPE Gallery (Level 2), 39 - 41 Kallang Place, Singapore 339169