Surreal Appearances: Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim Myeongbeom Kim

Educated in South Korea and the United States, Myeongbeom Kim produces otherworldly installations and sculpture works that juxtapose man-made elements with nature to create surreal dream spaces. Utilising suspension as a common motif, his works are constantly poised in a state of ambiguous wonderment. Within his installations, living things are held inside the fragile confines of light bulbs and helium balloons replace tree foliage, literally uplifting the tree and its roots.

Although this breaking down of the boundaries between artificiality and nature would generally engender a sense of unease, conveying the decline of natural phenomenon at the hands of manufactured goods, from Kim’s artistic perspective there is a rather a peaceful coexistence of these two binary opposites. It is a beautiful thing to behold.


2 Comments Surreal Appearances: Myeongbeom Kim

  1. Mimi March 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Her work is amazing, and so playful

  2. JD March 29, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    i really like how light bulbs look and all.. and thank god someone just made it more dramatic and artsy for me! btw, mimi, kim’s a guy.

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