Celestine is fascinated by painted colours on different materials and in different spaces. She believes colours and coloured painting can evolve into a new form of painting through the relationships with materials and spaces. Celestine is interested in physical phenomena of different colours on various materials and dimensions.
She has not portrayed and illustrated things in her practical works, but focused on creating phenomenological illusions, through materiality of her painting materials and spatiality of her painted objects and exhibition space. Based on her interest in materiality and spatiality, from a stretcher frame to out of the wall and gallery spaces, she has contemplated ‘What is contemporary painting?’ For this exhibition, she shows phenomenological aspects through different types of her works, such as paintings, photos and installations. Celestine suggests viewers experience the phenomenological aspects from her works.
Celestine Kim is an abstract painter and an installation artist. In Dec 2017, she received her PhD of Art from University of Reading in the UK. Celestine has exhibited her works and has done curatorial works in the UK, Belgium, Germany, the US and South Korea.
For more about the artist see Celestine's website.