Kim Guiline’s solo exhibition will present series of his major works such as Untitled from the 1960s, Visible, Invisible from the 1970s, along with more recent works of the 2000s, which will help bringing conversance with the bodies of Kim’s oeuvre.
In 1960s, Kim Guiline worked on objectifying the flat surface painting of pure black and white. In Visible, Invisible series from the 1970s, he composed smaller squares within a square canvas to deepen the monochrome painting. Later in Inside, Outside series, Kim identified the dualistic relationship of using vivid primary color and dot as a base unit.
Use of oil paint, while pursuing the oil painting without the oiliness is Kim Guiline’s iconic way of working. Kim filters and eliminates the oil from the paint using a newspaper. Such process allows him to achieve a mattified canvas. Kim repeatedly apply dozens of layers of black and white paints to complete the work, which titles reference from French philosopher Merleau-Ponty’s The Visible and the Invisible.
This exhibition is expected provide a comprehensive understanding of Kim Guiline’s oeuvre by bring together rarely-shown works of the artist from the 1960s to 2000s.