The Nude in the 21st Century

James Archer



Andy Beck



Alexandra Becker-Black



Joseph Besch



Mike Binzer



Susan Boehm



Sarah Burns



Reed Clarke



Don Copper



Robert Creighton



Angela Cunningham



Angela Cunningham



Seth Daulton



Seth Daulton



Evan Degenfelder



Rachel Foster



Graehound



Alison Harris



Larissa Hauck



Annie Heisey



Sabrina Hughes



Michael Kelly



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Patrick Kernan



Junsoo Kim



Junsoo Kim



Cynthia Lahti



Cynthia Lahti



Cathy Locke



V.E. Long



V.E. Long



Mary Mahoney



Mary Mahoney



Andrea Moni



Kathryn Nussdorf



Colin Poole



Gail Postal



Gail Postal



Nick Reszetar



Ben Rosenberg



Ben Rosenberg



Robert Rosenthal



Robert Rosenthal



Bethany Rowland



Steven Rushefsky



Soo Ock Ryu



Dixie Salazar



Deborah Shapiro



Deborah Shapiro



Gregory Siler



Ellen Soderquist



Ellen Soderquist



Jon Sours



Tovah Stevenson



Lisa Taylor



Georganne Watters


Junsoo Kim
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
Artist Website

Mawashi Uke, Oil on Canvas, 48x24

As I consider a human figure as fragments of color, I look for abstract elements within objects and the backgrounds. Seeing a person and the surrounding as vibrating energy, I want to view how they interact with each other and can be fused together. I convert them into planes of color combination to be simplified and less rendered, so the whole image has an abstract interpretation of emotions and imaginations.

From my perspective, not only the light creates the form, but it also gives hints and opportunities to recompose the subjects to be my own comprehension. At the first step, I build up a basic value composition to get one big flow, and after that planes of color are spread out onto the base stroke by stroke. Creating variations upon the fundamental principles of light and the shadow, I make decisions on such things as how much I depict in the focal area, and where I break the boundaries and combine the figure and the back ground.

I aim to create uncertainty in the overall atmosphere to leave the work in some amount of opened possibility which allows the viewers to imagine and feel the emotion in their own way. I experience a difficult decision making process to balance the dynamic flow of the color planes with a vague atmosphere.


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