Amy Kim is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. She creates art to discover all the unknowns in herself and the world around her. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Melbourne in 2000 to study fine art at the Victorian College of Arts majoring in painting. She has worked across a range of creative industries after graduating including theatre design, art directing, interior decoration, graphic design and teaching.
Amy’s initial ideas are largely associated with daily living and the scope of life and her works are frequent reflections of her observations and emotional reactions to these occurrences. Over time, this has led to the development of a diverse series of works, that individually survey and narrate an extent of notions and concepts. At its fundamental core, Amy Kim’s art highlights the perfect imbalances that exist within our humanised environment. Her juxtaposition of patterns and formations describe the polarities between resilience and vulnerability, symmetry and disproportion, essence and presence. Through the recurring employment of surrealistic elements, her work is afforded the luxury of being able to concomitantly underscore and deviate from reality, so as to render imagery that unveils life’s ironic elegance.