“ Her inspiration for her work is based on the emotional and psychological sufferings of women, the initial blow, the shattering of the known life, and the resilience to place the pieces back together in a new way. Her medium of expression is in the way common materials are used but focuses on the arrangement to shine a different light. This unique hue of expression permeated in her work is the result of her experiences of her life in Seoul and Toronto and also many years in Italy.” To take a common material like paper or nails, and impose force, by ripping or smashing, or crumbling it. Though shattered to pieces, often involuntary, the rearrangement of the pieces is her focus. With this archetype, she creates collages and paintings in an abstract and conceptual manner, expressing the delicate femininity which transforms experiences into beauty and strength.
Clara Kima is a Toronto-based artist, born and raised in Seoul, Korea, and graduated as a music major. Later accepted to the conservatory of music in L’Aquila Italy. Feeling restricted in music alone, she is a graduate of the bachelor of fine arts program at OCAD U in Toronto Canada. Her inspiration for her work is based on the emotional and psychological sufferings of women. Her medium of expression uses common material but focuses on arranging the pieces to create different colours or shadows depending on lighting, by tearing or crushing the materials to create individual shapes. With this archetype, she creates collages and paintings in an abstract and conceptual manner, expressing the tender femininity which transforms trauma or pain into beauty and strength. These works of art are characterized by the psychological experience of the artist, represented through art. Such as "Self Figurative" and "Man" by Figurative, both are highly acclaimed. Her No Title series, Pattern series, Rebuilding the Destructionseries and Colour series all present a new artistic personality that is quite different from her previous works. Among them, "Patter No.1" "No Title No.1" and "Rebuilding the Destruction No.3" showed the unique characteristics of Korean simplicity and aesthetics. With the delicacy and patience of a female artist, she catches the eye of the audience with her clever lines, emotional colors and thought-provoking artistic conception.
⇪ Exhibition Experience：
Ⅰ· 2019, July, “Exuberant” Selected Artist Collective exhibition at Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, CanadaⅡ· 2022, June, Imagoars, New space, YICCA Prize, Selected Artist collective exhibition, Venice ItalyⅢ· 2022, July, Rome International Art Fair, Medina Art Gallery, Rome Italy Ⅳ· 2022, Aug, Paradigm-Her Era, Selected Artist Collective Exhibition, Lee and Lee Gallery, L.A, U.S.AⅤ· 2022,Sep, Focus Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FranceⅥ· 2022, Sep, Florence Contemporary Online Exhibition “New Vision” Ⅶ· 2022, Oct, 41st Juried Art Exhibition at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Clarington, Canada ⇶ The copyright of the above artworks belongs to the artist. It has been authorized to use them in this promotion and exhibition.