Objects cannot exist without shadows. The foundation of Kim’s sculpture lies in shadows. ‘The shadow’ is a methodological instrument to search for an ego and to find an answer to the most fundamental and essential question of human beings: “Who and what am I?”
No shadow without object can exist. Every form and shape of the world, whether it moves or not, is a substantive three-dimensional structure. However, shadows constantly return and revert from the plane to the three dimension in my sculptural works, of which the nature is three dimensional. It is because this attempt to substantialize immateriality to materiality is a way of searching for another ego.
A shadow that exists with light of Yang is Yin of darkness that exists only in Yang; thus, Ying of the shadow approaches me and becomes Yang to ruminate on emotions of life. Though the shadow is tacit-false substance that is not allowed to possess or touch, it can never exist without me and can never escape from me either.