Kangmin Lim

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

 

I am a mixed media artist and experimental animator who explores the borderlands of consciousness and home through drawing and experimental animation. Using a mix of traditional and digital mediums to create imaginary worlds, I combine personal experiences and social issues such as racism, misogyny, queer-phobia, familism, and social pressures in Asian culture. In my work, students in school uniforms float above the sea with chairs and desks while taking an exam. Some of them try to escape and swim to land. I ask the audience to take a closer look at details and create their own responses based on their individual interpretations of these unusual scenes composed with the tangled dream fragments. The harmony and distortion between the traditional and digital mediums also question the boundaries of different dimensions and concepts.