NEW YORK—Fragile porcelain with delicate flower motifs is composed with images from “Love Story” and “Taxi Driver,” a salute to Pink Floyd’s “Off the Wall,” and “fragments of idealized nudes.” The images are the vision of Kim Joon whose new series of digital prints, “Blue Jean Blues,” is being presented at Sundaram Tagore.
The gallery describes the Korean artist’s work as exploring “themes of desire, memory and youth.” Kim’s compositions are all about juxtaposition. Material possessions flirt with “nostalgic obsessions,” “reality and fantasy collide” and Western popular culture clashes with Asian symbolism and the formality of Eastern reserve.
“Blue Jean Blues” is on view from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6, 2012. Works from Kim’s “Drunken” and “Golden Hour” series are also being exhibited.
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