Saturday night 2007
IN SOOK KIM
Gana Art Gallery
Sook Kim is a Korean Artist living in New York?, exhibiting in a Korean oriented gallery in Chelsea. The C-prints shown here though felt immediately very German to me. Repeatedly I had to look at the name of the artist and the pictures and finally I had to ask. The artist had been studying with Thomas Ruff (Kunstakademia Dusseldorf) who is famous for his method of conceptual serial photography. Which you can see reflected in these pieces. Saturday night, a fantastic, well put together photography took about three years to arrange.
Detail, Saturday night 2007
One room has been styled over and over again into small scenes and then placed together into one building. Here you see two of the rooms, they all have their own special theme. It is really remarkable to be able to live yourself so much into each and every story, probably since the pictures seem completely bare of secrecy.
Detail Saturday night 2007, Room 308
I also want to show you two other photographs from Sook Kim´s solo exhibit, to portray her detailed inventiveness;
Die Auktion, 2006
Notice the wishful mirror on the Heroin picture.....
A small print of Saturday night could possibly be bought for $3,000, which seems kind of strange to me since the large copy (460x300 cm) was priced a lot, lot higher...
A fantastic buy I would say!