Luca Sangjun Kim


Luca Sangjun Kim’s paintings allude to an idealised purity of nature but in a contradictory way – as if the idea were compressed, squeezed out of a tube, and then engineered beyond recognition. His works are constructed from layer upon layer of pure acrylic, into which the artist makes intense, definite gestures that compound the colours in the centre, leaving the sedimented excess colours outside. The paintings ooze purity around the edges, whilst bursting with creative intervention within. Kim acts like a prospector on the desire of an uncomplicated vision of wholesome nature, bringing his energy to bear on the materials in a very visible way to create a kind of visceral, visual electricity.