'Kitchen Math 3' by KimyiBo

KimyiBo Kitchen Math 3.jpg
KimyiBo Kitchen Math 3.jpg

'Kitchen Math 3' by KimyiBo


Title: Kitchen Math 3

Medium: Etching, Aquatint, Monoprint

Edition number: 1/1

Size: 23cm x 23cm


‘Since 2010 my art has been about processing my experience of giving birth to and raising children—both the emotional aspect of it and the social context in which my stories are situated.

For me the most difficult thing about working as an artist after I had a child was lack of help on childcare. Both my work as a mother—cleaning, cooking, washing, raising children—and as an artist—producing art works, showing them, and talking about them—were not paid, and so eventually, it became financially impossible to afford private childcare to obtain time necessary to continue my art practice. Only when the children entered school, these conditions changed. I wanted to tell people about this so I made “Kitchen Math” series, which had two parts: 1) a set of prints containing images of repetitive motifs drawn in my kitchen; 2) two fact sheets that revealed my working conditions.

The purchase of a print comes with two fact sheet--“Why artist mothers are criticized for combining career and family” (Calculation of input and output of Kitchen Math) and “Kitchen Math: Formalizing informal care economy”

*This item is sold unframed and will be packaged flat for delivery. Artwork is sent directly from the artist’s studio and therefore delivery times will vary depending on shipping destination. We aim to ensure all orders are delivered within two weeks of purchase.

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KimyiBo is an artist/mother, educator/artist, Korean/American/migrant living in Switzerland. These slash identities connect her with metaphysical themes such as tensions, transformation, multi-dimensionality, simultaneity, and migration. Thus the space she creates through drawing, printmaking, and installation become a metaphoric place where the visual elements and logic play out such scenarios.

During the process of creating her work, she is inspired and informed by the use of layers both as a concept and method in printmaking, the abstract paintings of Bob Slutsky and the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and Asian calligraphy. KimyiBo has participated in a number of exhibitions in Seoul, and Minneapolis, and has had four solo shows. In her new found home in Geneva, she has been invited as an artist in residency at Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine.  Her practice extends to her involvement with a local community through collaborative projects and workshops. She is currently researching transpedagogy—blending art and education in order to create innovative forms of knowledge production and exchange—at Haute école d’art et de design.