Steav Kim: Pursuit

Abstract black drawing with red color blotted within sections of the drawing.

Untitled (2017).

"Pursuit attempts to encapsulate the state of existence between life and a waking dream. Every waking moment exists to please one's self over oneself. Life pedals through continuous deciphering of facades/abstractions/distortions/desires/distress. Any meager reach to command and transform an experience/memory into pictorial representation seem vain. Every moment exists to decease. These limitations perpetuate my infatuation with the artistic practice of death. I intend to explore narratives that stand to justify fleeting memory and resolving personal influences. Pursuit perseveres. Pursuit purveys the past and future walking hand in hand toward an uncertain path, a path neither narrow nor wide. Memory feeds imagination to compound portraits/stillness. It was only in the depths of muses I never expected/imagined/dreamed/nor wished for in which I opened incredible insight into what could be.

Why in the midst of the siren song do I not recognize that life parodies the muse itself?

William Blake may have illustrations of the Book of Job; I, however, have lived it. Sung every song and scribed every psalm. I've burned every dandy just to see how ashes fly. Maybe it's best if I don't dream but walk in the (waking) illustrations of reality.

Pursuit mocks all shapes of sanity."

~Steav Kim

Pursuit is an exhibition of new work by Steav Kim (B.F.A. '19).

Related Links
Steav Kim's Website