A selection of papercut works by Toronto-based artist Christine Kim. Experimenting with the form and materiality of paper, Kim’s work explores ideas of nature and the human body through layers of drawing and cutting. As described in her artist statement:
“By layering drawing on top of drawing and destroying the original illustration through cutting, Kim examines the surface, shape and volume to conceal and reveal glimmers of a portrait. Flesh and fabric fall into shadows, into the dark recesses of an elusive memory, into an unknown narrative. Kim presents the haunting beauty of decay, brokenness and fragmentation. The paper is used as surface, screen, and shadow to speak of shelter and intimacy.”
Check out more of Kim’s work below.