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Songyi Kim
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: Since I was young, I loved to collect used and empty boxes and shopping bags. I was attached to the appearance of these containers that once held things, but were now empty vessels evoking a feeling of loss. Gradually unwanted and ignored things have become my art supplies. This has come to include overstock from fellow artists, past exhibition cards, found leftover materials, and even my own unfinished or failed art. I like to work with discarded materials and objects that inspire me to respond to their mysterious history. I collaborate with the existing surface and form of these salvaged materials, adding gestural marks, saturated and vibrant neon and metallic colors, and layers of collage and decoration. The resulting works are mixed media abstractions that function as visual records of the process of finding, collecting, playing, and finally, transforming these materials. My works celebrate the ‘useless’ matter in a world where ‘useful or valuable’ materials are preferred. Transforming these easily discarded materials preserves them from the fleeting nature of their existence.
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  • Party Sculpture no.14
    2019
    Found scrap Plexiglas, acrylic, marker, Duralar, tape & tape rolls
    6.875 x 4.125 x 4.375 in

  • WOS no.13
    2019
    Acrylic, marker, resin, glitter, cutout business card, corrugated plastic sheet & found scrap Plexiglas
    3.125 x 8.75 x 8.75 in

  • Party Sculpture no.16
    2019
    Found string, acrylic, scrap tulle & Duralar
    7.5 x 5 x 2 in

  • WOS Origami no.2
    2018
    Mixed media on found scrap paper
    6 x 6.125 in

  • WOS no.12
    2019
    Mixed media on found black Plexiglas
    10.5 x 6.937 in

  • Souvenir (Sunset Park)
    2019
    Found objects, acrylic, marker & tape on factory-sealed canvas board
    12.5 x 9.25 in

  • Daily FullSUN: 122817nct
    2017
    Marker, graphite, tape, discarded coffee cup holder paper, Kleenex box paper & metallic paper
    5.5 x 7.5 in

  • Exhibition Card (Ron)
    2019
    Marker & acrylic on cardboard packing part & exhibition card
    15.5 x 14.25 in

  • WOS no.5
    2018
    Marker & paper on found insulation board
    12 x 15.5 in

  • Party Sculpture no.13
    2019
    Oil, marker & sticker on found lumber
    1.25 x 2.75 x 2.625 in

  • Party Sculptures (group view)
    2019
    Paint & mixed media on discarded materials & found objects
    Dimensions are variable

  • Gallery Card (Play)
    2018
    Marker, acrylic, metallic paper & tape on gallery card
    4.125 x 6.25 in

  • FullSSSun
    2017
    Acrylic & mixed media on canvas
    10 x 10 x 1.5 in

  • Daily FullSUN: 013018
    2018
    Mixed media & foil on paper
    9.5 x 7.5 in

  • Package no.2 (Souvenir)
    2019
    Artist-made foam board box, Amazon envelope & Souvenir (Sunset Park)
    13 x 9.75 x 1.25 in

  • Exhibition Card (BangGeul)
    2018
    Marker, acrylic, tape & cutout on exhibition card
    11.875 x 8.5 x 2.5 in

  • Party Sculptures (group view)
    2018
    Mixed media & found foil print
    Dimensions are variable

  • Package no.1 (DailyFullSun)
    2019
    Artist-made corrugated plastic box & 72 works of DaliyFullSUN
    7.25 x 7.5 x 9.5 in

  • Exhibition Card (Llyn)
    2019
    Acrylic, marker & collage on exhibition card
    8 x 8 in

  • Exhibition Card (Donald)
    2018
    Acrylic, marker & tape on exhibition card
    8 x 8 in
 








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