Pastel-colored happiness in the illustrations by Otto Kim


Immersed in the empty space of a cream-colored sheet, Otto Kim’s drawings speak of suspended moments between the lived reality and the only imagined reality, of dreams, solitude, small moments of communion with nature in which the scent of the wind is savored, the caress of the falling leaves, the vaulting of a butterfly.

It is astonishing that a radical narrative can emerge from such radical simplicity, capable of completing the missing elements, even though in the image there is only one floating balloon, or a cactus. The delicate treatment of pastel shades contributes to the emotional characterization of each individual illustration. Elusive and probably shy, like their creator, the small female figures hover over swings suspended in the sky, climb up stairs to grab the moon, or simply hold a small plant, sending us a quiet joy.

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