Encounter, a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based artist Jonathan Kim, will be held at Linden New Art’s Projects Space from 23 January – 23 February 2020. This marks the first time Jonathan Kim has presented his work in Melbourne.
Encounter demonstrates the artist’s ongoing conceptual engagement with space, form and materials. Deeply inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam [Encounter], Kim’s practice places deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environment. He has also been influenced by the post-minimalist art movements of the 1970s.
Often using found materials, Kim works across painting, drawing, sculpture and installation to reconstruct spatial concepts, based on phenomenology. The focus on Gong-gan-seong rather than the physical structure itself identifies internal values through an object’s external structures.
Drawing on a variety of social and cultural references gleaned through his extensive travels and residencies across Australia and abroad, Kim’s exhibition will feature works created during three recent residencies including: the University of South Australia’s Vacation Research program; the British School at Rome Residency and the Sauerbier House Culture Exchange Artist in Residence program.
Kim’s artwork was selected by PICA for the esteemed national graduate exhibition Hatched in 2018; featured in the prestigious Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition in 2019, where he was awarded the prestigious British School in Rome residency, as well as the Linden New Art Award, which includes this opportunity to present a solo show in the Linden Projects Space.
Linden New Art presents Encounter: a solo exhibition by Jonathan Kim
Opening: Thursday 23 January 2020, 6-8pm.
Exhibition dates: 23 January – 23 February 2020