Gallery 4

Diaspora Gallery Invitations 2006

Kim, Myung-Sik (2006)
January 5 – January 31, 2006
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 7, 2006
Nature has been a main subject and a foundation of my works from early years in my painting career, for it is where we are from, originally and where we will go, eventually.
Denial of urbanized civilization is the primary reason for using nature as a main subject. Urban development /expansion is a double-edged blade, which makes our lives convenient but gradually hurts our human purity, as well.
When I was young, there were rice pads and grain fields in front of my village surrounded by low mountains, called ‘Kodegi”. On the way home after school, I used to catch grass hopers and dragonflies with my friends. That was how we cherished our young dreams, then.

Art Miami (2006)