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Encounter by Jonathan Kim


Thu 23 Jan 2020, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: ZillaandB

Encounter is a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based artist Jonathan Kim. This marks the first time Jonathan Kim has presented his work in Melbourne.

Encounter demonstrates the artist's ongoing conceptual engagement with space, form and materials. Deeply inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam [Encounter], Kim’s practice places deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environment. He has also been influenced by the post-minimalist art movements of the 1970s.

Often using found materials, Kim works across painting, drawing, sculpture and installation to reconstruct spatial concepts, based on phenomenology. The focus on Gong-gan-seong rather than the physical structure itself identifies internal values through an object’s external structures.

Drawing on a variety of social and cultural references gleaned through his extensive travels and residencies across Australia and abroad, Kim’s exhibition will feature works created during three recent residencies including: the University of South Australia’s Vacation Research program; the British School at Rome Residency and the Sauerbier House Culture Exchange Artist in Residence program.

Kim’s artwork was selected by PICA for the esteemed national graduate exhibition Hatched in 2018; featured in the prestigious Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition in 2019, where he was awarded the prestigious British School in Rome residency, as well as the Linden New Art Award, which includes this opportunity to present a solo show in the Linden Projects Space.

Linden New Art presents Encounter: a solo exhibition by Jonathan Kim.

Image credit: han Kim, Stone & Cloth in Frame II (Obangsaek II), 2019, stone, cloth and timber, 120 x 84cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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