My current body of works originates from the tension between natural and formulated aspects of our contemporary landscapes. Through sculptural installations, unrefined resources such as water, stone, and organic matter are often physically confined and contrasted with manmade elements such as concrete, glass and stainless steel to represent our distorted view of the spaces we associate with nature. My objective is to discover realms of structural balance throughout the aesthetic, physical, and psychological dynamics of human existence within the natural world.
Korean born artist Sae Jun Kim creates a sculptural installation that embodies his fascination with the points of intersection between nature and the controlled, manufactured landscape of civilization. Kim’s work utilizes concrete, metal and other industrial materials. The sculptures are either installed within specific natural settings or presented independently. His work has been included in several exhibitions throughout the Chicago area, including Evanston Art Center. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a recipient of the Shaping the Future award bestowed by the Remet corporation. He was a co-founder and resident artist of Fat City: an artist commune, residency, and gallery. Sae Jun Kim currently lives and works in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.