Black Hole (Project 'Record of Scenery')

Kim, Yun Soo1999/2003

Korean Art Museum Association

Korean Art Museum Association
Seoul, South Korea

This work looks like a blackhole, but it is actually an overlapping images of fifty fingerprints. The first step, Kim collected the answers ("what is life?") and fingerprint stamps from fifty people around her. Then, she rendered drawings with the phrases what the people wrote, following the peculiar patterns of their fingerprints.


  • Title: Black Hole (Project 'Record of Scenery')
  • Creator: Kim, Yun Soo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1975
  • Creator Nationality: Korean
  • Creator Birth Place: Seoul, Korea
  • Date Created: 1999/2003
  • Physical Dimensions: w400 x h690 x d400 mm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: 50 sheets of print on plexiglass accumulation
  • Critic's Note: Yunsoo Kim uses the motifs of yearning for the infinite world (space) beyond reality, and questions the boundary of visual space. By contributing an enormous amount of intensive labor into her self-reflective pracitce, it hazes the definitive properties of matter, language, and body action in her work. She repeatedly winds and piles cardboard and vinyl sheets with usual objects to create a foot shape. Through these processes, the forms disappear and transform. It may begin to resemble a massive mountain or waves that spread in all directions. Whatever the final form takes, the work is a result of her repeated act. These simple shapes and her act of creating are minimal expressions, but they are lyrical and poetic. Yun Soo Kim’s works are similar to the metamorphosises in the desert, where the shapes are always renewed by wind. She depicts a once-only beauty with the infinite landscape created in the horizon, winding the cardboard and overlapping the vinyl cuts. The viewer can feel her mediation and perspective in the transcendental and surrealistic landscapes.
  • Artist's Education: Chungang University. Seoul, Korea. M.F.A., Sculpture.

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