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Sung Eun Kim 
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Nightfall on California Street
9 x 12 Oil $1400
 
 Midnight Harbor
16 x 12 Oil $2200
 

 

 West 58th St
24 x 24 oil on linen $3500
 
Rainy Second Street
14 x 18 Oil $2200
 
 
 Afternoon Blues
10 x 10 Oil $1200
 
 

Sunset on Sacramento Street
10 x 10 Oil $1200
 

 
Raining in Soho
18 x 22 Oil $2900
 
 
 
Morning Light on Dumbo
36 x24 Oil SOLD

 
 Rain Vibe
11 x 8 Oil $950

 
   Night on Filbert Street
12 x 16 Oil SOLD
 
 

Morning Commute
12 x 9 Oil SOLD
  

  Biography

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.
 
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  SOLD WORKS

 Morning on the Post Street
30 x 30 Oil
SOLD

Taylor
30 x 30 Oil
SOLD

Indigo
18 x 18 Oil
SOLD

 

Sutter Morning
24 x 24 Oil
SOLD 

Montgomery Glow
36 x 24 Oil
SOLD



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

Pierce
36 x 36 Oil
SOLD 

Rainy Night, Kearny
36 x 24 Oil
SOLD 

Taylor Hill
18 x 18 Oil
SOLD

     

Pick of Light
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD



Tree Lining 30 x 40 Oil SOLD 

Rainy Morning
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD

     

Colors of the Morning
8 x 8 Oil
SOLD



Sunset over Los Angeles
30 x 40 Oil SOLD

Sunrise over Ellis
10 x 10 Oil
SOLD

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