Constellations by Grace Kim

posted by Bridget on 25 April 2013

I first came across Kim's work at Unseen last year, where her huge collages were displayed on billboards as part of the FOAM Talent award.

I then saw her series Constellations in the Independent on Sunday Review and now this exciting young artist has been shortlisted for the Hyeres Photography Prize 2013.

There is no doubt these images are alluring; the complexity of the collage draws you in, questioning what we think we can see and what we actually see.

Grace Kim 1

But what I think is more fascinating about these photographic works is that the source material comes from Kim's own archive of footage and photographs she has shot through her travels and her collection of images she has found on the internet. The questions about authorship are wonderfully blurred and in the end it doesn't really matter where the parts of the digital collage eminated from because it is what Kim has done with them that is the point.

The new realisation of a fictional image.

Grace Kim 2

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