The solo exhibition titled Memories in Motion showcases the artist Jade Kim’s exploration of emotion, memory, and personal experience through his vibrant and intricate paintings.
The animated character featured in Jade Kim’s paintings, MIN, is inspired by and modelled after the artist’s wife for her endearing personality and the memories they share. As MIN navigates various vibrant and imaginative worlds, wide-eyed; the artist invites us to ponder on the character’s resistance to certain aspects of life or personal experience. The way that she is set against different landscapes reflects the transient nature of memory and its impact on one’s personal identity. As MIN goes through the ebb and flow of life, she becomes a symbol of stability in the midst of chaos.
Kim’s use of emotion and personal experience in his art aligns with a broader trend in contemporary art that emphasises the expression of feeling and emotion over representational accuracy. His exploration of memory and personal identity can also be situated within a larger tradition of artists using personal experiences as a source of inspiration.
Memories in Motion is WOAW Gallery Singapore’s second show in their newly-opened Ann Siang Hill space.
Venue: WOAW Singapore, 4 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069786
When: 18 Mar - 20 May 2023, Tue – Sat, 11 am – 7 pm