Currently works and lives in Hong Kong
Los Angeles-born, Korean-American painter Dami Kim has called Hong Kong home since 2015. Inspired by the visual language of both Old Masters paintings and contemporary artists, Kim works in both oil and acrylic media on canvas, paper, and wood. Inspired by historical paintings and vintage photography, Kim explores themes of memory and dream through abstract and expressive distortions. Her mesmerising contortion of colour and composition form a visual synergy that blends hallucination with illusion, creating an experience of jamais vu from supposedly familiar imagery of historical paintings. Kim presents her subjects with elements of abstraction and distortion through expressive brushstrokes, evoking a sense of dreaming and recalled memories in the viewer.