dan-ah kim illustrations

posted by the scholar on March 28th, 2008
filed under: art, illustration

look at these fantastic illustrations from brooklyn artist dan-ah kim. these lavishly colored pieces are filled with stories that are distantly familiar, those whose details are fuzzy. i get this strange feeling of wonder (and maybe a little déjà vu) from them — it reaches through and pulls me in to keep me thinking and staring. urban, childhood and earthy narratives abound, so there’s something for everyone here. and it’s all so well done.

dan-ah_kim_illustration_off_to_see_the_world

dan-ah_kim_illustration_while_i_wait_for_springdan-ah_kim_illustration_making_pictures

dan-ah_kim_illustration_i_was_just_thinking

dan-ah_kim_illustration_dragonflydan-ah_kim_illustration_the_storm

dan-ah_kim_illustration_i_kept_missing_your_train

dan-ah’s hopes of becoming a ninja never came to fruition, so she became an artist instead. i think i can speak for all of us when i say i’m so glad it didn’t pan out. although it would be great if she did both…

see more fabulosity on dan-ah’s website, see what she has to say on her blog and purchase these pieces at her etsy shop. be sure check out her contribution to the year of the rat show at the giant robot 2 outpost in los angeles, now through april 16th, 2008.

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7 Responses to “dan-ah kim illustrations”

  1. sosser Says:

    i think some of these images stepped right out of my dreams. beautiful work!

  2. Technabob Says:

    I’d rather ride any of those train lines instead of the one that currently drops me off in the middle of the old auto pound on Chicago’s West side.

  3. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser and technabob,

    sosser – it is so gorgeous it is hard to choose a favorite! if you have time you should head over to her etsy shop to see it all..

    technabob – old auto pound??? let me loan you my camera so you can document this.

    i do LOVE that subway piece.

    thanks to you both for the visits! xo

  4. connor Says:

    i knew i had seen that image of the woman with the umbrella somewhere before this…

    which came first?

    http://przypadek.deviantart.com/art/3-38221416

  5. the scholar Says:

    hi connor,

    that does look similar to the print of the woman. how odd.

    good observation.

  6. Em Says:

    yeah I was about to say the same thing! The photograph no doubt… *ahem*

    when people run out of ideas there is always the internet….

  7. the scholar Says:

    hi em,

    hmmmmm… two people noticing the strange similarity. and it is similar! i don’t quite know what to make of it.

    but thank you for stopping by!

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