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Art As Life: the Works of YoungSe Kim.
April 27, 2015 - early July 2015

After receiving her BFA in Fabric Fine Arts from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea, YoungSe Kim has shown her highly unique and captivating artwork in solo and group shows from Korea to California to New York City. Her works are part of collections owned by the County of Los Angeles, California, and the Asian Pacific American Local Center of Southern California. She is currently residing with her family in the Chicago suburban area, and the Barrington Area Library is delighted to share her works with visitors to the Gallery in the Library.

To contact the artist or inquire about her work, please ask for an information sheet at the customer service desk or reference desks.

Artist Statement:

Beauty has always existed around us in time and space - the expectation as winter passes into spring, the hope and promise of a blossom, the nostalgia of a high autumn sky, the comfort of a sunset at the end of a long day, the peace from the smile of loved ones...

I simply take this beauty and express it on my canvas.

My art is not heavy with garish or high knowledge.
My art is inclusive and approachable. The objects fade out, fade in - all have gradation, and feeling from color.
The empty spaces are full of meaning.
This is my way of laying out - not creating - beauty, which is so close to all of us.  

A Certain Pond | Mixed Media | 36" X 36"

Missing Home

I really miss my hometown.

I like the sight of small white cherry blossoms flying into the sky in springtime, and the scent of green tea that fills my monk friend's tea room.
I miss the sound of the chattering with my best friends, and walking down the pavement strewn with fallen petals.

I long to visit my hometown when all kinds of flowers are blooming and warm air fills my place. That is the April of my hometown.