Gisoo Kim was born in 1971 in Seoul. She studied sculpture in Korea, free art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf with professors Magdalena Jetelova and Irmin Kamp
Kim lives and works in Essen.
« I use photos as material for my art. Different photos are connected and associated with new situations through embroidery with thread and needle.
Basically, I put two photographic motifs together to form a landscape. I sew collages of photos into a new reality. My landscapes are not assembled by computer, but the elements of the image are individually sewn by hand by me. The fine fabric threads are not only binding elements, they also extend the structures present in the photo.
With the help of the sewing thread, the different photographic motifs are combined into one image, a composition that is both real and surreal. Embroidery with photography is also a drawing on photography. The line of the embroidery leads the image to different levels and structures. The different threads are sometimes read in a figurative way, sometimes they appear in an abstract way.