Clara captures the emotions of human nature into subject matters such as a frog or a rooster, representing the many people who live in a competitive society while satirizing our short-sightedness of the future.
She has been influenced by both the ancient Korean arts and contemporary western sensibilities, and strives to bring together these two separate philosophies. She chooses to paint with a knife rather than a brush, drawing heavily from the oriental style, but aiming to express a western feel. She leverages a “scratching” technique on the paint, emulating the texture of ramie and hemp cloth, which Korean ancestors wore as summer clothes.
Clara Kim was born in South Korea. As a professional artist, her work was selected for the City of Ottawa Art Collection by the Direct Purchase Program, the Government of Ontario Art Collection and Korean Ambassador Art Collection. She has participated in Ottawa and Ontario public art and exhibited her works in Canada ( Toronto, Ontario, Quebec) and internationally ( Switzerland, Korea).