Sarah Shinhyo Kim

River Edge, NJ, United States of America

As an artist who values human communication and relationships, the inspiration for my recent work comes from the increasing popularization of ‘emoticons,’ or ‘emojis,’ in the past decade. In my practice, I explore different facets of this social phenomenon. On the one hand, emojis act as vehicles of individual emotional expression, revealing a simplified, yet honest feeling about our everyday lives. On the other hand, their universal and semantically rich nature allows us to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers, while at the same time reflect and comment on complex social issues. In my work, I aim for the harmonious consolidation of various emotions and expressions. I draw clusters of little faces portraying different states of mind, which are eventually shaped into a unified larger image. My artwork shows that despite everyone’s uniqueness and differences, balance and harmony can be achieved in human relationships.

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Eggspression #9, 2024

Acrylic & resin on canvas

10" x 20"

$1500

Eggspression #8, 2024

Acrylic & resin on canvas

14" x 14"

$1000

Eggspression #7, 2024

Acrylic & resin on canvas

40" x 30"

$7000

Eggspression #6, 2024

Acrylic & resin on canvas

10" x 20"

$1500

Eggspression #5, 2024

Acrylic & resin on canvas

14" x 14"

$1000

Eggspression #1, 2023

Acrylic & Resin

8" x 8"

$500

Social Networking, 2023

Acrylic & ink on canvas

30" x 48"

$5250

Past and Present II (Cherry Blossom), 2023

Acrylic, resin and rice paper on canvas

40" x 30"

$5050

Blue Heart, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 36"

$5000

Entwined 2, 2023

Acrylic and resin on canvas

24" x 48"

$5100

Entwined 1, 2023

Acrylic and resin on canvas

24" x 48"

$5100

Clouded, 2023

Acrylic and ink on canvas

40" x 120"

$12000