watercolor on paper
16 x 12 inches
GJ Kimsunken, with authenticity of gesture, addresses questions about the existence of us :: who we are, why we are, what we are for. In the artist's singular, elegant erasures is the incomprehensible - an attempt to distill and universalize individual experience.
In the works' verticality is the human figure, and in its solidity, a physical presence. One can feel the artist standing and questioning in front of the work, scraping away layers of paint in an act that is at once creation and division. While overwhelming minimalist, here is also an affinity with action painting, in that the works aspire to an experience of immediacy and presence. And in these works, one gets a sense of his own presence, while simultaneously being offered a place of meditation.