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Painting (MA)

Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim(b.1996, Seoul) lives and works in London.

Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Painting (MA)

My practice starts from my own experiences and memories about the houses I lived in. A desire to remember and recall them to be more exact. When I try to recall my old houses which have been already vanished, there are just a few numbers and letters floating around on the inside of me. I've been creating a sort of imaginary and nostalgic space that allows me to remember my previous houses endlessly. It's joyous but grieves me as well as this is something about the absence.

What I try to recall from the houses is not only how they looked but all about my feelings, thoughts, and even some little events that happened there. They become a thread of narratives whilst I put some colours, dots, splashes, and sort of figures relating to memories on the canvas quite spontaneously. Each unit in the painting functions as an index which allows me to track specific places and memories in the house. Painting is the process of mapping the memories about the house for me in this sense.

A Pigeon Sitting on the Ventilation — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 60x75 cm, 2021

This is a new project for RCA 2021 degree show with a desk installation alongside a painting work 'A Pigeon Sitting on the Ventilation' and a semi-fictional book 'S 6O 8 33 1'. This work aims to show the whole process of how my memories about the house have been made and stored in myself.

Medium:

Birch plywood, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Size:

80 x 130 x 80 cm
Always Keep Clean Your Own Bedroom — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021
A Cup of Salted Water for Sterilising Your Toothbrush — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021
He Just Said Ooh La La — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021
This is Man's Best Choice — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021
Please Keep This Door Closed After 10pm, Thanks — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021
Don't Bother Him, Three Treats a Day, That's All — acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 103x103 cm, 2021