Full of bold colors and visual rhythm, Cheonae Kim arranges flat, opaque bands of color into imperfect grids to create dynamic visual compositions. Kim employs asymmetrical gridded arrangements in each of the 16 inch square paintings on view, adding increased syncopation to the lively tempo of her color patterning. She also employs a restricted color palette of white, blue, and red in flashe paint, unique for its heavy pigment content and ultra-matte finish, creating an array of tonal variations by combining two or more of the colors while maintaining a harmonious composition overall.
Cheonae Kim has long associated her work to a visual form of music, citing Morton Feldman’s work with asymmetry in musical patterns as an inspiration. For Kim, the “different stripes of color in one piece can relate to a certain tonal quality in music,” while repetition and variation are key factors in the creation of her compositions.
Cheonae Kim: Murmur
Exhibition Dates: November 12, 2020 – January 9, 2021
Brian Gross Fine Art
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103