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    Daehyun Kim: The rain comes whenever I wish

Daehyun Kim's ink-based drawings evoke feeling and thought beautifully.

Posted by Ross Bryant,

Using ink and a minimalistic style, Daehyun Kim has created a distinctive, individual identity with his drawings that mark themselves out as his own the moment any viewer spreads their eyes over them. And just like butter melting over warm toast, these drawings are elegant, simple and highly evocative. But let’s stop salivating, pull focus, and get to the jam.

Creating an identity through style, Daehyun also concentrates the thematic connotations found within his work on the identity of people, expressing their everyday thoughts and feelings in concise metaphorical ways. In this sense, each piece visually denotes recognisable human traits, conditions and situations – often contrasting oppositions between two characters so as to provide a narrative that explores the mind, situation and ideas.

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    Daehyun Kim: A Stammerer

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    Daehyun Kim: A Stammerer

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    Daehyun Kim: Beam

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    Daehyun Kim: Birth of us

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    Daehyun Kim: Birth of us

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    Daehyun Kim: Example of you

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    Daehyun Kim: Example of you

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    Daehyun Kim: Inspiration

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Posted by Ross Bryant

Ross worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at the University of Lincoln. He wrote for the site between October and December 2012.