and the Quest for the Sound of Life
Welcome to my website! I am Sung Min Kim, a painter from South Korea, living and working in Vienna, Austria since 2006. Having been trained in the field of Korean painting in Seoul, I studied the history of arts in New Delhi, India and made a further research on the aesthetics of Buddhist Mandalas. My theoretical researches strengthened my inner ground as a painter, and led me to believe that artistic creations can contribute to restore a fragmented human life to the harmonious whole and to build up an organic relationship between the human and nature .
“Though her paintings are deeply rooted in classical arts of China, Korea, and partly of India, what she ends up producing is all her own – universalization of her unique insights and visions. Her paintings look as if etched on water. ...
In Sung Min Kim’s paintings, the process of the opening and the contraction in the human mind is dramatized. She creates the rhythm out of this in her paintings, which is immediately perceived by the viewers, but cannot be easily explained. It is the Consciousness which unfolds itself in her paintings.” Prof. H.S. Shivaprakash