Esther Doyeon Kim
Artist member since 2020
North York, ON
Esther Kim is a South Korean Canadian raised in Vancouver, currently a Toronto-based artist. She majored in a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). Kim’s recent works scrutinize the idea of gratitude on mundanity, delivering a sense of picturesque happiness—a celebration of a tedious moment. She explores simplicity, flatforms, and animated colours to create expressive, whimsical, and joyous moments.
"In my painting, I am expressive, whimsical, and joyous. I have liberated myself from framing the picturesque material world or reenacting philosophical elevated modern art in my canvas. I instead filled it with simple and vibrant colours and childlike doodles. I filled it with something that I find joy in, simplicity, flatforms, and animated colours. I simply want to deliver this sense of happiness to my audience."
Favourite artist(s) right now
Jonas wood, Heather day, Jean-Michel Basquiat, kathryn macnaughton
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A hand drip ice americano at Demello
Describe your home in 3 words
cozy, bright, family
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