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Mie Yim
New York, NY
Website: mieyim.com
Neighborhood: Sunset Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: In my paintings, I foster multiple positions in the cultural, anthropomorphic and art historical identities. As a child, I was weaned on Hello Kitty and various other hopelessly cute dolls and fluffy animals. Later, as an art student in United States, I felt nourished by Phillip Guston, Willem DeKooning, and also Italian painters like Caravaggio. I think of my characters as distant cousins of imagined creatures, avatars of anxiety, lust and longing. They iterate playfulness with dark underpinnings. Maybe underneath the sugary puff balls and banal gaze, it's all guts and turmoil and existential crisis. I hope the viewer can sense the edge of East/West, Abstract/Figurative. The fragmental element in my life becomes whole in my art.
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  • Newlyweds
    2017
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 48"

  • Boing
    2017
    Oil on canvas 32"x36"

  • Reunion
    2017
    Oil on canvas 60"x48"

  • Pele
    2017
    Oil on canvas 53"x78"

  • Kawaii
    2017
    Oil on canvas 42"x46"

  • Kuuipo
    2016
    Oil on canvas 70"x60"

  • Bob
    2016
    Oil on canvas 70"x60"

  • Wikiwakiwoo
    2016
    Oil on canvas 70"x60"

  • Oracle
    2016
    Oil on canvas 40"x60"

  • Piero
    2016
    Oil on canvas 40"x60"

  • Pink tiki
    2015
    Pastel on paper 24"x32"

  • Heart eyes
    2015
    Pastel on paper 24"x32"
 








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