A "constellation" is an entity originating from something concrete yet still able to evolve freely. It is flexible and can gather and assemble additional elements and take on various forms under the influence of a creative and irrational spirit. The term is also associated with the more illustrative world of astronomy. This paradigm is born from the subjective view of an observer, who traces the fragments by interconnecting them to form a new entity, a fictive pattern that in itself is but a variable...
"The constellation is a metaphor of photography, within the diversity of thinking and the approximation of the heterogeneous." (1)
The "Constellations" of Grace Euna Kim do the same, presenting a myriad of disassociated worlds on glossy paper surfaces. Her photographs form visual collages, their various elements inspired by the artist's travels. Yet these worlds appear to be immersed in the subconscious. Patterns and shapes are laid out like free particles and arranged in an imaginary and fanciful way, creating landscapes that are both surreal and narrative in nature.
(text: A. Meyer, translation: C. Weyland)
(1) Anne Immelé in "Constellations photographiques" Médiapop éditions, June 2015, as quoted on the back cover