Originally from Seoul Korea and now living in Toronto, Eunha Kim’s work is inspired by “Nong-Ak”.
Nong-Ak is traditional Korean music/dance performed by farmers, and it not only illustrates the roots of Korean folk people back ages before, but their energy. During farm work and on rural holidays, Nong-Ak was performed to wish for a good harvest and to celebrate holidays. It involved dancing and drumming as an expressive art form.
I try to represent and visualize the sound and movement of Nong-Ak through my work. The dynamic, head-spinning motions of dancing farmers deliver the excitement to express joy of life and my painting uplift one’s feeling as if you are part of Nong-Ak performer.
“My brushstrokes fly to the rhythm of Nong-Ak”