Yisu Kim tries to express a landscape of a dim Inframince floating over the surface of a lake amid fog. Her sentiment is supported by the concept of such Inframince.
The term ‘inframince’, which is introduced by Marcel Duchamp, means ‘of being extremely thin and tiny’. This idea can be understood as a thing that has no proper identity, or it can be explained as the between-ness of an unrecognizable area and its edges. This is a complicated, unstable conception. Kim’s landscapes exist on a permanent boundary, inaccessible like the horizon. Kim recalls the boundary as a landscape of Inframince.
Kim’s works has been shown around the world in galleries and other art institutions, the most recent one in the Hendrick Hamel Museum in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Her work is to be found in private and public collections.
Kim holds an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute of Art & Design (USA) an B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Sungshin Women’s University (S-Korea). She lives and works in Seoul, S-Korea.
''I see the horizon of sea as well as the sunset on sea. This is the wide sky and the horizon, the red glow and the horizon, and the view of the horizon below the sky. The jolting sunset embraced the horizon far away. The horizon is a boundary line of space dividing the sea and the sky, and the sunset is a boundary line of time swallowing the lights and wind. I stand on the horizon. Time flows. The impacts of air and lights reveal ‘a thousand faces’ from moment to moment. I quietly catch the view of the wonder. Air and lights crumble, being pushed onto the horizon. A view in the view being decked out beyond the boundary of time and space! The slightly different views!
I intentionally apply the idea of ‘inframince’, which is introduced by Marcel Duchamp, into the scene between different views. The term ‘inframince’ means of being extremely thin and tiny. This idea can be understood as a thing that has no proper identity, or it can be explained as the betweenness of unrecognizable area and its edges. This is a complicated, unstable conception. From an artistic viewpoint, however, the ‘inframince’ represents either thickness which is realized by a series of thin lines (i.e., an ‘eppaisseur’), or the relationship between lines.
In this perspective, thickness of lines or relationships between lines are given an account of layers by means of translucent paper, dyed thread, colored bands and acrylic panel throughout a series of exhibitions. In this exhibition, overlap and subtle nuance of lines on canvas and plasterboard were primarily used in order to describe the idea of ‘inframince’.
My ‘Inframince-Landscape’ stands on not only the betweenness the time of sunset and the space of horizon, but also the boundary of being generated and extinguished constantly. I have never experienced the views of landscape in the same way. The storage of my memory meeting the boundary is always present and progressive.'' - Yisu Kim