Juri Kim, Melancholic Exception
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.
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.
Juri Kim was born in Seoul and received her BFA and MFA at Ewha Womans University. She completed her MA and advanced professional study at New York University, and the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Kim lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Moore College of Art & Design.