NEoN Digital Arts Archive

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Ah-Bin Shim (Korea)

For NEoN Digital Arts Festival Seoul-based artist Ah-Bin Shim has been commissioned to create a new work that develops her ‘You & I’ series. The Exhibition preview, Sunday 8th 2 pm – 4 pm, launches the festival programme.

Ah-Bin Shim’s work explores conflict, both conceptually and in its materiality. Her multi-modal installations raise questions regarding the nature of life by giving symbolic representation to the inner conflicts and dilemmas of humans. Shim’s playful yet profound installations examine desire, solitude, friction and futility. Handmade structural static forms are interwoven with animated digital sculptures and films in a juxtaposition that seeks to reflect conceptual meaning. Ah-Bin Shim’s ideas are expressed in a straightforward, objective and unequivocal way supported by a minimalist and simplified aesthetic, allowing her to cut straight to the heart of the subject and concentrate on frank and forthright expression. Amidst the simplification and candidness, flickers of humour arise; a conscious ironic stance towards the heavy seriousness of the subject.

Shim originally studied in Dundee, gaining her BFA in Time Based Art and her MSc in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design from 2000-2004.

Venue: Hannah Maclure Centre
Where: Abertay University, Bell Street, DD1 1HG
Preview: Sunday 8th November, 2 pm-4 pm
When: Then continues through to Friday 12th February 2016
Gallery opening times 10 am-5 pm Mon – Fri