The Integrity of Roots: Sculptures of Sun-Hyuk Kim

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March 8, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Sun-Hyuk Kim makes sculptures that mimic roots and explore the meaning of being human, imbuing humanity and nature with dignity.

The Way to Happiness II

The Way to Happiness II

It is important to treat our roots and the roots of others with respect. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in learning and comprehension that we forget dignity and empathy. Art can help us by providing a mirror so that we may examine what lies inside of us without dissecting ourselves and those we hope to understand. We do not have to lay ourselves bare and open to the world in order to explore our inner selves, although some of us will choose to do so.

Naked Portrait 1

Naked Portrait 1

The Way to Happiness IV

The Way to Happiness IV

I make a constant effort to achieve my dream in the present. I want to say through my artwork what [the] human being is in the natural world. Everyday, anywhere I [am I] realize that we are so little compare[d] to the works of God. So I seek the smallest artist under the sky.

–Sun-Hyuk Kim

A Twig

A Twig

Naked Portrait Number 2

Naked Portrait Number 2

Sun-Hyuk Kim received a Master’s Degree from the University of Seoul in 2011 and has already had two solo exhibitions, Drawn by Life and Simple Truth as well as many group exhibitions. His work combines imagination, gentleness and whimsy that communicates easily without words of explanation. The deep reverence underlying his work allows him to communicate about things of delicate and sensitive nature, such as aspiration, fear and discontent. It is his goal to eliminate the artificial modern concept of man as separate from nature.

I hope you enjoy his beautiful and perceptive work as much as I do.

Wriggle

Wriggle

The Way to Happiness

The Way to Happiness

Whispering

Whispering

All images are used in accordance with Fair Use Policy.

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