I make self-portraits. And making a self-portrait is similar to building a circular train track, a continuous loop between the artist-self and the artist as subject. The boundaries are merged, the roles are turned, and I create an enclosed universe as I don’t need any more than myself. But what happens when I don’t want to be myself, and all I can have is myself?
The exhibition We Them Girls consists of coloured pencil drawings all made while looking into a small mirror in my left hand. However, I can’t say I drew what I saw.
Minjee Hwang Kim