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“Potter’s Hand No. 1” (2019)

WanJin Gim (previously) continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated with ink drawings or prints—with an array of colors to capture hands, arms, feet, and the occasional cat. Though simple in subject, Gim’s drawings pulsate with the gestural energy that informs the postures of each carefully rendered limb. You can see more of the Seoul-based artist’s work on Instagram, and find prints of his drawings on Gim’s online store.

Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures 1

“2 Cycles” (2018)

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“Phenomenon No.2”, detail (2018)

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L: “A Man Standing Up” (2018), R: detail

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“A Pure Hand” (2018)

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“Potter’s Hand No. 2” (2019)

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“A Patient Cat” (2018)

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“A Patient Cat”, detail

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“Said and Done” (2018)

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“Resting in Daylight” (2018)


By: Colossal