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Submerging in Joy

Esther Doyeon Kim

The drowning image is my first memory of trauma, which became a source of fear from drowning in a swimming pool when I was nine. The body is painted in dark, morbid colours surrounded by post-modernistic pink. In the adoption of abstractionism, the image is fused by graphical colours and simple forms of post-modernistic elements. The theme of the series “Submerge” addresses my deepest fear and discovers my identity by overcoming my fear of memory. The experience of almost dying became my most vi
  • Painting
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 2022
  • 76 x 76 x 4 cm
    29.875 x 29.875 x 1.625 inch

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