Elke Kim was travelling a great deal in her life which, of course, is reflected in her work. Those people she met on her travels and to whom she developed a sense of familiarity, are focused in her paintings. Selecting not always the most natural colors, she manages to see their everyday situations with new eyes which give them the touch of uniqueness and strangeness. Kim does not hold a critical view on society, but simply portrays people in their individual situations in a singular colorful way. The measurements- sometimes extreme horizontal sizes- and her selection of fresh happy colors make her paintings a joyful and special experience of exocitsm.
After showing her works at the Bridge Art Fair 2009, Elke Kim will be also presented by Galerie Artodrome at the CIGE/ Beijing 09.
(Artodrome / LDX Gallery Berlin / Beijing) 2009