HannaMi Kim’s solo exhibition Virgin Apple showcases a maturation in HannaMi’s signature art style of interweaving lines, bold colours, and everyday objects rendered mystical.
In Mid-Air with No Landing evokes timeless moments where flakes of soft feathers appear on canvas with oil, or on paper with ink, transforming into solid forms. The whole process of In Mid-Air with No Landing is meditative and zen, where contrasting firm and soft forms are developed feather by feather, and negative space is provided as in Chinese Ink Painting. With no horizons, the painted objects float in mid-air, hinting towards a certain aloofness contrasted against the stark white background.
In another series of drawings and paintings titled Garden of Shangrila, HannaMi brings to life a fantasy world populated by an imaginative menagerie of plant and animal life– a garden of Shangrila, where peaches, apples, anthree-ums, morning glories, and sea creatures occupy the same eco sphere, harmoniously co-existing but always hinting at their respective primitive natures. Traces of feminism and the erotic peek through, at once calming and puzzling. Wander through the Garden of Shangrila, marvel at its wonderous inhabitants, and ponder with us the many mysteries that such a rich landscape of otherworldly delights may offer.
Venue: NPE Gallery (Level 2), 39 – 41 Kallang Place, Singapore 339169
When: 11 - 25 May 2018, 10am - 6pm Mon–Fri