ahrong kim

I have so, so many questions! This is the wonderfully whimsical work of Philadelphia based, Korean artist Ahrong Kim. All of these pieces are from her 2017 series titled “Internal Voice”, and here is part of her artist statement to shed a little more light on these fantastic piles of porcelain:

“My work is based on psychological observations that are representative of voices we all hear inside. I make ceramic figurative sculptures that describe emotions from my life as a diary. By exploring expressive possibilities of my visual language, the figurative form and its multi-colored surfaces reveal the abstracted version of my interiority … Through my works, I aim to express the topic of emotions outwardly by attempting to describe a various range of psychological states existing in our environment with visual formation of colors and figurative form.”

Beautiful.






comments (4)

  1. Irene Alatzakis /// 09.15.2018 /// 9:21am

    Thank you for posting this evocative work! I am particularly amazed by the first two works because they exemplify my state of being lately.

    I am looking forward to learning from your new book and hope it is a huge success.

  2. the jealous curator /// 09.15.2018 /// 11:38am

    thank you, irene 🙂

  3. Jenny Hill /// 09.15.2018 /// 4:57pm

    I just wanted to see thank you for your posts and podcasts, it is so helpful to find such interesting new artists to follow on Instagram. Listening to your interviews always helps me enjoy my day whether in my art studio or working on the vineyard and always so inspiring!

  4. the jealous curator /// 09.15.2018 /// 9:44pm

    thanks jenny!