Yirang Kim was born in Seoul, South-Korea, and has spent half of her life in Korea and the other half in Calgary, Canada. She started her artistic life when she was very little. She couldn’t talk until she was 4, and she wasn’t much interested in learning about the new world she was born into, only interested in drawing and painting all day. She realized that imagery is the best form of language for sharing and documenting her thoughts, and that art is the only way to freely express her inner world.
My paintings are based on the stories that I create from the chaos of imagery, which I’ve been gaining from my unknown self and the world that I perceive. The world is full of stories as the smallest grain of sand occupies as an important part of the universe and every one of them tells its own unique story.
I appreciate every existence in this world, that has been forgotten or neglected by people and reinterprets their stories from my perspective and document them as an imagery. Spaces, objects, emotions, everything one can perceive in this universe becomes my inspiration to create art. Sometimes serious, sometimes fun, sometimes heartbreaking stories I have collected, they are documented in a figurative imagery with my bold and textural visual language.