Do Kyoung Kim
Rainbow, 2008-2009, copperplate welding, dimensions variable

We can access more possibilities, imagination, flexibility and answers if an object allows us to have more than a one sided perspective, it is not fixed and is not unique. Similarly, we can experience much more if we are open to the world. Comprehension and imagination may differ among individuals, as these are based on the individual’s living environment and experiences. Despite this, we can think about a common form and meaning when we hear a familiar word, as we tend to remember automatically. That is, we are able to draw from memory easily in that we recognize that a chair is a chair and a book is a book, a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee and so forth. For this reason, my work draws primarily from on observation, repetition and recording. These allow me to observe my daily life from a different perspective. My methods constitute the production of new work through the observation of daily events and physical objects, which will be presented in terms of ‘Observation, Repetition and Recording’.

Do Kyoung Kim
My chart _ September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, 2008-2009, plywood, laser burning, plate size: 30cm x 40cm x 1cm

People are living repetitive lives, and they often miss the simple pleasures that are available everyday. However, I want to capture the meaning of these trivial things from my own viewpoint. The observations, repetitions and recordings of my daily life are very important features in my works, and these are stored in my memory. This is because I try to feel the space not only eye, but also with my mind. Continuous observations and recordings are important, as these constitute the time and effort in my work.

Do Kyoung Kim
Step by step, 2008-2009, 2009, photo etching and drypoint, 42cm x 31cm

I used this meaning of repetition. I would like to express the use of the other words in work. Repetition would create emphasis, although it can also show lying. For instance, when I hear "I love you" once or occasionally, I am impressed; but I do not trust it if I hear it all the time. Therefore, I used repetitive sentences and drawings on copperplate when I worked on print making through the use of etching, to portray both emphasis and lying.

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