Text by Lee Youngwook
Oksun Kim’s new images on trees appear as a documentation of certain discovery on encounter. These trees are located at a deserted prairie, inside the woods untouched by men, or a mundane corner that is abandoned or neglected. In other words they are peripheral. The trees too are peripheral. They are not extravagant or grand that tries to stand for some symbolism. They are just there. Rooted to place, fastened,without any embellishement, they stand as they are with a face given to them by the environment. Yet each of the trees in the image emantes certain energy. Or I should say that they shine. Kim discovers that shining and document her encounter with it.
Oksun Kim was born in Seoul in 1967. She holds an MA in Photographic Design, from the Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea.
The Museum of Photography, Seoul is a photography museum in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea.