Dreams Memories Realities
On exhibit at the Connection: Crystal City Pop-up Library, July 3 - August 31, 2019.
Opening reception: Saturday, July 13, 2-4 p.m.
About the Artist
Paige Dasol Kim is a Maryland based artist, independent curator, and an art educator. Paige graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art Education in 2013 and with a Master of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice with minor in Critical Studies in 2017.
Paige’s paintings are shown internationally through online galleries such as Saatchi Art and she has had solo and group exhibitions throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She also curates exhibitions for artists and creates related programming for a diverse audience, including the 2017 Common Senses exhibition in Baltimore, MD.
My art defines my ideal self and dreams I strive to achieve. Creating art from the world how I interpret it, making adjustments to show what I see and feel through them. Each year of my life shaped the way I am today.
Currently, I focus heavily on creating a unique background to portray what I want to reveal about my everyday life. Using a wide variety of art tools helped me improve my work, and the style of my art changed over time from a more realistic approach to an abstract one. My art is somewhat personal, yet each one of them tells a story I want to share, which usually gets interpreted differently by audiences and I intentionally make it that way for open interpretation with imagination.
I have used oil paints on canvas fabric for most pieces, and I enjoy improving upon the harmony of colors and shapes. I tend to work with multimedia to put together as a special piece, such as sound and LED projector. My paintings represent the duality of what is real and what’s not, showing the world the way I see and improving on them. The combination of both abstract and realistic objects shows the dreamy and unexpected scenes within space. To express space from my mind into my art, I spend hours tirelessly thinking about it. I bring out each different moment in my mind by sketching and drawing the images on a sketchpad and then I make collages to not forget. I change and add more colors as I go on, to express
myself clearly. The process of it all is very important to me.
Having an obsession with colors, glittery objects and lights that catch my eye influences me. Color brings out the memory I have in the past, and also it brings out a hope for the future. I have used specific colors in my works for myself and the viewers to imagine beyond what they see visually and to feel the ambient atmosphere that I created.
The wide variety of colors influence me heavily, I can use colors to represent what I remember in the past. I hope to give honest feelings into my work that will influence others.
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