KIM Taeho shows a reversion to painterly qualities connected to the aesthetics of monochromatic painting through repetitive action and progression toward two-dimensional surfaces. Developing his 'Internal Rhythm' series in the...
KIM Taeho shows a reversion to painterly qualities connected to the aesthetics of monochromatic painting through repetitive action and progression toward two-dimensional surfaces.
Developing his "Internal Rhythm" series in the late 1990's, KIM has been characterized by his meticulous brushstrokes and panorama of thickly layered colors. The canvas of these works embodies a dense accumulation of richly colored paint layers. The hidden colors beneath come alive rhythmically within the structure of countless visual spaces that have been constructed with the overlapping grid formation, producing its own life in the realm of painting. The works by KIM simultaneously construct and deconstruct the external composition, carrying within them, an internal rhythm. The artist states that “the process of eliminating emphasizes the structure”. KIM's method of scraping and carving away meticulously laid out paint is paradoxical in that numerous layers of colors are built up in the process. His works in particular have challenged the fundamental elements of painting itself, questioning the validity of whether or not limits can exist in painting.