The Purloined Letter

Installation view of “The Purloined Letter” at ONE AND J. Gallery, 2023.

sleeve to shelf 270 (2021)
domestic textile, mesh, button, shower corner shelf, stretchy rib, yarn, plastic piping, bias, bolt and nut
33.5 x 26 x 57.5 cm

The Study of Indoor/Outdoor (2021)
Stainless steel, PVC, Tracing paper, gem, bolt and nuts, wood,
26 x 24.2 x 2 cm 

The Study Of Domestic Opening Holes (2021)
Stainless steel, eco leather,  gem, bolt and nuts, wood
26 x 24.2 x 2 cm.

Photographs: ARTIFACTS 아티팩츠

Hansol Kim conducts expansive research on objects of interest and creates by chain reactional process. Especially intereste in clothes, their function and socio-economical and historical transformation, Kim studies this theme in all angles. The ‘Hybrid’ works are comparisons between clothes and furniture, focusing on the common feature that they have physical contact with th body.

Poncho to Shelf(2021) installed in a corner is an experiment combining poncho and shelf. Kim considers the poncho a the origin of human clothes and enjoys working with it as a basic element. The shelf in the shower is chosen to show a furniture item with the least contact with the human body.

The Study of Indoor/Outdoor Pattern(2021) portrays various patterns found in
clothes, furniture, interior design inside a frame. Both works show patterns and textures in diverse textiles either 3-dimensional, spread widely(Poncho to Shelf) or 2-dimensional, but folded tightly in a solid frame(The Study of Indoor/Outdoor Pattern). Created in the same period, they share similar perspectives while being expressed in opposite realms of form and media.