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Re: Kim Sookang

I had the pleasure of chatting with Sookang during Fotofest this year, and was able to look at a lot of her work. It is wonderful stuff. Sublime is one word that comes to mind. Very beautiful, understated and elegant. Plus she seems to be a really nice person. It is worth making some effort to see her work first hand.

On Oct 28, 2008, at 12:39 PM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Thanks for that description, Loris. I hadn't seen that. Isn't her work incredible? It takes your breath away.


On Oct 28, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Loris Medici wrote:


"...Sookang’s creative process involves laying multiple coats of
pigment onto photographic paper using a single monochrome negative. The
artist then carefully brushes the color, thinning it out in certain places
and removing it completely from others, thus creating fine texture and
accentuating shades. The accumulation of translucent layers gives
“body” to each print; with each subsequent layer the images
come into being. Each exposure mediates, as it were, an additional trace
of the subject..."

Whoa!? Incredible work, moreso when thinking how it's done! Thanks for
mentioning Diana.


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