Juri Kim, Melancholic Exception

Juri Kim: Melancholic Exception (2010) Acrylic on canvas
Melancholic Exception
Acrylic on canvas
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Gift of the artist, 2011
48 x 48 in.

The act of filling my painting with dots, which are units and cells charged with a special and personal meaning, is a practice reflective of a Zen exercise. The work is a constant act of finding and losing, remembering and forgetting, asserting and denying, inventing and destroying.

-Juri Kim

From a distance, Kim's painting looks like a glowing field of red and orange. Up close, a grid of red dots emerges from a red and yellow surface. The pattern repeatedly spells out the painting's title, Melancholic Exception, in Braille.

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