November 5 - December 1, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 12, 6-8 pm
Dongyoung Kim & Zaim
The Energy of a Moment
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
New York, NY- Space776 is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of selected paintings by Korean artists Dongyoung Kim and Zaim. The show is on view at Space776 Gallery New York from November 5th until December 1st, 2021.
Both artists explore the question of human existence from scientific and spiritual points of view.
“Nature carries its own persistence, a definitive ability to move forward, without loss of energy. There is a term for this in Chinese called Wu Wei. It refers both to motion and status on equal terms. It is a timeless Taoist phenomenon whereby oppositional effects define themselves in relation to one another.”
-Robert C Morgan, Art Critic
From an Eastern perspective, this phenomenon is a way of life. The quasi-geometric style of Zaim’s paintings combines art, nature, and science and explores the relation of one to another. The paintings contain a sense of motion similar that the Universe contains representing a different means of cognition that brings viewers’ associations beyond a simplistic decorative order.
Dongyoung Kim explores the relationship between God and human beings. In Embracing, 2020, the four-leaf clover on the top of the canvas represents good fortune, a force that fuels human desire and is blindly sought after. Kim’s work reminds viewers to search within themselves to find happiness, allowing fortune to become ambition alone. In Kim’s work, the four-leaf clover does not characterize the external desire, it represents the ability for each individual to seek within themselves to make good fortune. When man’s desire and God’s mind meet - a mystical wonder appears.
INSTALLATION VIEWS (coming soon)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zaim (b. 1955 ) holds a BFA from Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, studied in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and the New York Art students league. She exhibited extensively nationally and internationally with a number of solo exhibitions, such as Painting & Drawing Exhibition, Companie Cultures et Performances, Paris, art fairs such as Arts Metz, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and participated in over 130 group exhibitions such as Comparisons 2010-2020 (Grand Palais, Paris). She is currently a member of the Korean Fine Art Association.
Dongyoung Kim (b. 1950) graduated from Seoul National University of Education in 1971, received his B.F.A and M.F.A from University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington, Kentucky in 1983. He also received a Fine Arts Philosophy Ph.D. from Hongik University in 2007. Currently, Kim is an honorary professor at the Korea National University of Education. His paintings are exhibited in galleries and museums in South Korea and around the world including Japan, Switzerland.