心如熾火 Mind Like Fire
“我無法克制我內心的火焰。每當火焰起舞時，你和我的無數陰影都會擾亂我的思緒。我不知道如何把火撲滅，是能帶著它一起逃跑，希望沒有人會被這火灼傷。只要我還存在，我知道這火焰就永遠不會消失。我知道我會再次為這火焰所著迷，所以我離開，有如心如熾火般的活著。” 藝術家Daehyun Kim（moonassi) 自述。
是次展覽《心如熾火》是藝術家的Moonassi系列作品的延續 , 亦也成為了他一生的項目，以水墨和韓國紙本為創作特色。《心如熾火》展示了Daehyun Kim將當代詩歌和哲學敘事在其深厚的傳統毛筆繪畫技巧的基礎下，創造出一系列令人耳目一新及富有刻見解作品的作品。
“I can't stop the ﬁre inside me. Every time the ﬂame dances, countless shadows of you and me disturb my mind. I don't know how to put out the ﬁre, so I run away with it, hoping no one will be harmed by the ﬁre. As long as I exist, I know that this ﬂame will never go out. I know I will be fascinated by the ﬂame again, so I'm leaving and will live with the mind like ﬁre.”-- Artist’s statement by Daehyun Kim (moonassi)
Art Projects Gallery is proud to present Daehyun Kim’s solo exhibition, “Mind Like Fire”. Based in Seoul, Kim was trained in the traditional painting techniques of Korean Art and studied East Asian Art History, graduating with a BFA in Oriental Painting from the Hongik University. Having exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in South Korea and internationally including New York, Miami, Paris, London, Bangkok, Singapore, Oslo and Romania, this is Kim’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
Finding the balance between the traditional East Asian art with contemporary life has always been an key interest in his art explorations and he often drew insights and inspirations from his own life experiences, and his inner thoughts and feelings. The visual expressions of these inner reflections and the desire to share them with his audience sparked off the beginnings of his series of “Moonassi drawings” that he started since 2008. In Korean language, the words forming “Moonassi” primarily came from two characters “Moon” meaning emptiness or void, and “Na” meaning ego or the conscious “I”. Together, the word “Moonassi” represent an empty ego that has the limitless ability to contain anything and anyone’s mind.
The solo exhibition “Mind Like Fire” is a continuation of his Moonassi series – that is becoming his lifetime project - featuring his latest ink of Korean paper works. “Mind Like Fire” showcases Kim’s skill in interweaving a contemporary narrative of poetry and philosophy with his strong foundation in traditional brush painting, to create refreshing and insightful works.