CHUNG-IM KIM

“Semonemo 1”, 2014, 26x2x1 inch, natural dye with lac, copyright Chung-Im Kim

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Chung-Im Kim is an artist, designer and educator living near Cookstown, Ontario. Born in Korea, Kim taught Textiles at both Seoul Women’s University and Induk Institute. She also worked as a freelance designer in Korea producing surface pattern designs for fabric as well as a series of children’s magazine illustrations before she immigrated to Canada in 1990. Following her arrival Kim became a resident in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre from 1998 till 2001, and has since maintained an active studio practice: executing numerous private commissions.

Chung-Im Kim silkscreens prints onto industrial felt pieces, hand-stitching the felt to create dimensional wall sculptures that seem to sway – creating an illusion made even more convincing by the combination of surface pattern and clever stitching.

“Why felt? (…) I was struck by the unique quality and rich potential of this relatively unknown material. The more I engaged the more I became attached to this material, and continue to explore it’s flexibility, shape forming ability, and forgiving nature. These qualities allow me to realize my ideas in a physical body of work. Like many in this field, I feel that understanding material fully and obtaining the technical skill to handle it are every bit as important as developing the idea”.

Source: http://chungimkim.com/

http://artcondos.ca/blog/2013/04/15/art-we-love-hweon-1-by-chung-im-kim/

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright  

“Boonyul”, 2012, 34x34x1,5 inch, industrial felt, laser cutting, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Boonyul” detail, 2012, 34x34x1,5 inch, industrial felt, laser cutting, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Tumsae 2”, 2018, 48x32x2,5 inch, industrial felt, natural dyeing with indigo, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Tumsae1”, industrial felt, natural dyeing with lac, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Tumsae1”, detail,  industrial felt, natural dyeing with lac, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Soyoungdori”, 2012, 51x24x2 inch, industrial felt, digitally engineered image, silkscreen printing, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“I Was There”, 2009, 60x62x4 inch, industrial felt, digitally engineered image, silkscreen printing, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“I Was There”detail, 2009, 60x62x4 inch, industrial felt, digitally engineered image, silkscreen printing, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Singiru”, 2012, 29x24x2 inch, industrial felt, digitally engineered image, silkscreen printing, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Singiru”, detail, 2012, 29x24x2 inch, industrial felt, digitally engineered image, silkscreen printing, hand stitching, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Mutation 4”, 2015, 14x18x 3,5inch, natural dye with onion skin, copyright Chung-Im Kim

Mutation 9”, 2015, 52x25x5 inch, indigo dye, copyright Chung-Im Kim

Mutation Red”, 2015, copyright Chung-Im Kim

“Mutation 6”, 2015, 13,5x13x 3,5inch, natural dye with onion skin, copyright Chung-Im Kim

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