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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

Maria Rosaria Roseo

English version Dopo una laurea in giurisprudenza e un’esperienza come coautrice di testi giuridici, ho scelto di dedicarmi all’attività di famiglia, che mi ha permesso di conciliare gli impegni lavorativi con quelli familiari di mamma. Nel 2013, per caso, ho conosciuto il quilting frequentando un corso. La passione per l’arte, soprattutto l’arte contemporanea, mi ha avvicinato sempre di più al settore dell’arte tessile che negli anni è diventata una vera e propria passione. Oggi dedico con entusiasmo parte del mio tempo al progetto di Emanuela D’Amico: ArteMorbida, grazie al quale, posso unire il piacere della scrittura al desiderio di contribuire, insieme a preziose collaborazioni, alla diffusione della conoscenza delle arti tessili e di raccontarne passato e presente attraverso gli occhi di alcuni dei più noti artisti tessili del panorama italiano e internazionale.