The Friends of the Library are proud to display the work of three amazing artists during the month of June: Heeyoung You, Oksun Kim, and Soojin Ryu. Don't miss this opportunity to stop by the library and see this delightful exhibit.
Heeyoung You often paints outdoors to do en plein air. By doing a quick drawing on location, she tries to capture the feeling of the moment to which she is attracted on canvas. It is of great importance to her to represent the beauty of the natural world in a looser and expressive manner. With lost edges and suggestive brush strokes, she lets her painting render her emotion. This brings her challenge and pleasure at the same time.
Oksun Kim works in oil and watercolor. Her art is inspired by flowers. She strives to capture the vividness and delicacy of flowers. Also value, i.e., the use of light, is another key factor to her painting in order to express the drama of her painting. To better enhance dramatic effect, she simplifies or exaggerates shapes of subjects.
Soojin Ryu is a landscape and still life painter who works mainly in oil. She divides her time between the studio and painting outdoors en plein air. Her art is inspired by her observations of the natural world. Thus, the works that she produces reflect her sense of awe of nature that she instantly feels. When painting outside, she strives to render thoughtful composition, emotional connection, and spontaneity of moment on the canvas. She emphasizes the simplicity of light and dark shapes and applies paint in a loose, relaxed manner breaking edges. It is very important to her to eliminate unnecessary details of the subject matter to render it with a simple, but strong message.