L.E. Kim in Los Angeles Review of Books 7.31.16
L.E. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and has exhibited at Klowden Mann and in group exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. Using shades of ultramarine blue, violet, and rose, Kim paints by placing and scraping oil pigments on palette paper with a palette knife, and then continuing to add and remove color repeatedly; some areas are scraped down to the surface of a worked and exhausted paper with just the remnants of color remaining, where others are built up to a high level of texture and dimension. Her exhibition “First Paintings” is on view at Klowden Mann Gallery until August 20, 2016.