530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Becky Sungja Kim
Spring Awakenings
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Be Still   Be Still
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Cool Breeze   Cool Breeze
    Oil on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Distance   Distance
    Oil on Canvas
    30" x 40"
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    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Evening Dance   Evening Dance
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Field in Virginia   Field in Virginia
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Ginkgo Tree   Ginkgo Tree
    Oil on Canvas
    48" x 24"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Greeting Santa Fe   Greeting Santa Fe
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Morning Walk   Morning Walk
    Oil on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Spring Rain   Spring Rain
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • The Homeland   The Homeland
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 48"
    Becky Sungja Kim

  • Winter Song   Winter Song
    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Becky Sungja Kim


Becky Sungja Kim

BECKY SUNGJA KIM

Spring Awakenings
April 28 – May 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 2018 6-8 PM

Becky Sungja Kim paints dream-like landscapes in a restrained, tonal palette, simplifying forms to create colorful abstractions of the natural world. Her scenes depict lucid dreams and childhood memories with compositions ranging from idyllic pastoral scenes to hazy, fantastical vistas. Stripped to their essentials, Kim’s paintings reveal our emotional ties to landscapes, both real and imagined.

In works such as The Homeland, Field in Virginia, and Greeting Santa Fe, Kim images the splendor of nature with the quick, expressive dabs and strokes typified by plein air painting. Indeed, the artist frequently paints the play of light in the natural world rather than the shapes composing the landscape, imbuing her works with subjectivity. Oil paintings including Cool Breeze and Ginkgo Tree depict a more illusory world in which trees take on an independent character or spirit. Naturalism is eschewed and fantasy is embraced in these simplistic works that imagine the world with playful irreverence. Finally, in her painting Spring Rain, Kim strips all recognizable features from her composition, depicting only the elusive, soaking, enveloping sensation of a downpour.

Becky Kim grew up in South Korea and lives in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C.