South Korean artist HaYoung Kim will be showcasing her art series ‘Eat All You Can’ at the Hoxton Art Gallery as part of the London Design Festival 2012 from 31st August – 27th September 2012. This solo show will be curated by the director of the Jerwood Foundation, Lara Wardle. Kim’s work has recieved alot of recognition for her colourful depictions of manga inspired characters and landscapes, painting onto unusual surfaces such as drafting film and polyester. In her practice the artist focusses on the ways human beings consume and relate with technology; her recent work exploring the physiological relationship between individuals and the digital realm. In her solo exhibition Kim has included a series of ‘dish paintings’ which feature meals of organic matter merging with the technological. Offering confused jumbles of flesh, food and emoticons on each of the plates Kim presents us with a glimpse of what our daily physical and virtual ingestion may look like.
Kim graduated from the Royal Academy in 2011 and has won major prize with Jerwood in 2010, the Soloman J Soloman Prize and the Vytlacil AIR residency in New York, 2011. So, if you are at the London Design Festival 2012, you’d surely want to consider checking out the works of this extremely talented artist.