Born in 1989, in Seoul, South Korea, Minyoung Kim graduated from Sungshin’s Women’s University with both a BA in Painting and an MFA in Printmaking in 2014. Kim’s work mirrors her inner-most feelings, ones that language fails to express. By using unstretched raw canvas, she portrays, in a soft manner, ironic scenes that combine what she refers to as strange but cute elements. It’s in this ambivalence, both light and serious, that she explores and reveals her inner self. Currently, Kim resides in London where she completed her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art.
« My canvas contains memories, anxiety, regret, desire, dreams, and everything inside me that I may not be able to express myself directly. I sincerely project myself onto the canvas. Sometimes I become a weak mermaid, a human- harming cat, and a woman with a threatening knife.» – (Minyoung Kim)