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 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 travels and residencies across Australia and abroad.
Kim’s artwork, 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.