Beautifully complex exploded buildings from the incredible Yoonmi Nam

Date
22 March 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

South Korean fine artist, RISD graduate and Associate Professor at the Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas, Yoonmi Nam, creates exquisitely delicate sumi ink drawings of deconstructed pieces of architecture that are utterly breathtaking. Taking her Kansas surroundings as inspiration, Yoonmi rips apart the structures that populate her locale, using the broken masses as “a metaphor to communicate transience and impermanence, and perhaps our desire for permanence and immortality.” Whether they’re a visceral journey into our subconscious or a representation of our own fleeting nature on the planet, it’s Yoonmi’s undeniable skill as a draughtsman that brings these images to life with enviable complexity.

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Yoonmi Nam: In Between and In Transition

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Yoonmi Nam: In Between and In Transition

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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