Posted: 03 September 2012 by Sam Phillips
Sprüth Magers, until 29 September 2012
HaYoung Kim, 'What you Eat I', 2012. Acrylic on polyester.
Like the work of Japanese Pop artists such as Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, Kim's pieces take inspiration from manga comic books and animations. But the characters and landscapes of these cartoon sources are warped almost beyond recognition in her latest acrylics, which are applied to unusual surfaces such as film and polyester. Highly colourful, strange organic shapes predominate, swirling in vortexes or other free-form patterns, or sometimes ground together in some unmentionable ectoplasm-like mush. The title of the show 'Eat All You Can' conveys something of the superabundance on offer.