Heechan Kim: Forms

My work emphasizes the relationships between shapes and the lines those shapes make. Using wood as my primary material, I intend to explore the character of wood and visual language of the resulting work. I have always been fascinated by wood as a material. It is amazing how people control the material against its own will to create something very different from the way it is supposed to look in nature. I am interested in how wood reacts to control and physical force and how it accordingly reveals its characteristics. Therefore, the construction process is very important in my work as a physical structure and also as a visual element. Various reactions of wood embody my interest in human nature. Through my work, I plan to examine how human beings interact with each other and how those interactions create emotional tension.