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  Sung Eun Kim Waterhouse Gallery
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First Light
24 x 24 Oil

Montgomery Glow
36 x 24 Oil
SOLD

Sunset over Los Angeles
30 x 40 Oil
SOLD

Morning on Clay Street
36 x 24 Oil

Morning on Chestnut St.
22 x 28 Oil
 

 

Night Lights
10 x 10 Oil

Morning Walk
12 x 9 Oil $1100

  

Golden Moment
18 x 24 Oil

 

Crossing
16 x 12 Oil $1850
 

 

Sunlight on Ellis Street
10 x 10 Oil

 

Morning Lights
10 x 10 Oil

 
Taylor
30 x 30 Oil
SOLD

Alameda Inner Harbor
15 x 20 Oil $2600
 

 

A Moment of Red Orange
18 x 18 Oil

 

A Few Awake
14 x 11 Oil

 

Blue & Red
20 x 16 Oil

Pick of Light
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD

Tree Lining
30 x 40 Oil
SOLD

 

Rainy Morning
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD

 


Moment on Mission Street
24 x 18 Oil

 

Taylor Hill
18 x 18 Oil
SOLD

Indigo
18 x 18 Oil
SOLD

Rainy Night, Kearny
36 x 24 Oil
SOLD 

 

Pierce
36 x 36 Oil
SOLD 

 

Colors of the Morning
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD

 

  

Sutter Morning
24 x 24 Oil
SOLD 

Night at The Port of San Francisco
24 x 30 Oil
SOLD

 

 Morning on the Post Street
30 x 30 Oil
SOLD

 
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Sung Eun Kim

Born in South Korea in 1985, Sung Eun Kim has been studying and creating art since he was very young.

After he graduated from Daejeon Art High School in South Korea, he came to United States to pursue his study of painting, and finished his BFA at the California College of the Arts in 2010. After graduation, he worked as a freelance illustrator of children’s books for two years.
Because of his enthusiasm and passion for painting, he began his MFA program at the Academy of Art University in 2012 and has continued developing his artistic style.

Most of his paintings are based on photographs he took and are chosen according to his own tastes. His paintings attempt to create a sense of atmosphere and light not necessarily present in the source of the photograph, but are interpreted through his memories and life experience. As he studies the photo while he is painting, he does this through the decisions he makes when he translates photo images into the painting: color choices, reconstructing of shapes, points of rendering.

Regarding the degree of realism found in his work, it ranges between realistic depiction and unrecognizable abstraction.

In order to express his search for that particular degree of depiction that represents his in-the-moment impression, he sometimes describes as much information in the photo as possible, like photo-realism. At other times, in rendering the constructions in the photo, he does not necessarily follow the exact form of the figures, but paints with more flexibility.

He tries to capture a sense of flowing atmosphere on figures represented in his paintings. The same applies to expressions of color. To bring out and emphasize the light in the painting as he sensed the light when he took the photos. The selection of pigments is sometimes simple, as can be seen in the original photo and other times divided and switched to colors of his own expression.

In other words, his paintings are about how he can interpret the images in a way that represents his own personal, artistic, and visual interests.


Please call 805-962-8885 or email us (art@waterhousegallery.com) For more details.

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