Photo by Maddie Cordoba
The flow of imaginations from our childhood daydreams and curiosities is the treasure, but forgotten. It is the treasure that allowed us to build our’s unique world within the world that we stand on. Curiosity brings wonder. And the wonder becomes imagination. The imagination, then becomes our surroundings. I bring back lost sense of wonder and mystery, what used to be the fuel of our imagination.
My works focus on the establishment of the audience’s path towards and beyond the mysteries inside each work. They welcome the audience and the audience is immersed not in the didactic stories they are told, but in the imaginative stories they have made. The stories are always different and yet, none are wrong. Viewers are allowed to freely be immersed in the artworks, in the mysteries they find, and in the stories they build.
Dae Young Kim (1992) was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He is an NYU BFA candidate, 2016. Throughout his undergraduate career since 2012, Kim has participated in many art exhibitions in NYC. His works have been shown in 80 WSE Gallery, Commons and Rosenberg Gallery, Kimmel Gallery, Ground Floor Gallery, and The Alchemical Studios. While at NYU, Kim has been working as a sculptureshop monitor of visual art department and interned in Nicole Klagsbrun .Inc located in Chelsea. Kim currently serves the Undergraduate Student Art Organization (USAO) of the department as the president since Fall, 2015.