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Lemuntie 4 D 21
00510 Helsinki
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Tämän hetkinen vierastaiteilija | Current guest artist

Meeyoung Kim and Sangjun Roh (South Korea)
Residencies: 1.1.-28.2.2018


Meeyoung Kim: The Painters Farm, 2017
80x100 cm, oil on canvas 

Sangjun Roh: Holiday_Land, 2012
 150x150x12cm, mixed media

Meeyoung Kim is a painter. She graduated in 2014 from the Royal College of Art in London and has also received MFA in Korean Painting in 2011 from the Ewha Womans University in Seoul. 

"I regard the canvas surface as a performative path connected to a different dimension transferring synaesthetic imagery by articulating moods or fragments of memory onto the canvas. These are based on past experiences of diverse nature be they audiotory, palatal, tactile etc. It is as though sensorial experience (e.g. a soft flavoe, fresh air, or and enjoyable occasion) unravels in front of us. 

I experiment with various techniques on the painterly surface like applying the paint thin or thick, dense or loose, drawing a line, or dripping, scraping, or wiping paint to name several. I try to juxtapose colors intermingle on the canvas, adding a rhythmic quality to its overall form. Focusing on “how to apply paint” rather than “what to paint”, I prioritize the act of painting and fill picture plane in a swift and intuitive manner."


Sangjun Roh is a visual artist. He has a MA degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design / University of Arts London and a BA degree in Environmental Sculpture from University of Seoul. In 2010, he was awarded the 32nd Joong Ang Fine Arts Prize. 

"I like looking at the nature. To me, they all have similar aspects- they are paused and moving at the same time. I believe there is certain kind of energy in between the nature and my sight, while I am looking at them. And I found that can be a fascinating illusion. I want to represent them as visual art, through aesthetic adventure. I wish to bring seductive pieces that are shown as sculpture-paintings."

The residency programme - Tapiola Guest Studio - is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre of  Finland and the City of Espoo.


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