Ramis Kim was born in 1981 in Seoul, Korea. Besides working as a background painter she spends her time creating personal works in paintings, drawings, and anything creative, and resides in Atwater Village with a little fellow canine named Gus. Her work expresses her personal memories, feelings, and imaginations.
Ramis Kim’s show with Tyler Bewley, Above You, Below Me, opens this Saturday, May 8th:
LittleBird at Grain
3135 Glendale Blvd.LA, CA 90039
7 - 9pm
Gallery located in back studio
What is your earliest art-related memory?
I remember playing around with mom’s cosmetic and basically using my face as a canvas and painting on it. It was pretty fun.
Who has had the greatest influence on your work?
All the people I’ve met in my life.
What are the main tools of your craft?
Mainly watercolors, gouache, and acrylics. Also, some collage and color pencils.
Is a formal education important?
Not for everyone though. It was important for me but I think it can be different depending on the person.
What is the biggest misconception about art?
That art making is always fun!
Which is more important in art - concept or execution?
I think they are equally important.
What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?
The theme that I am most drawn to right now is nostalgia, the tender emotions and feelings to my life. I am also interested in creating another world that exists in my imagination.
What is your favorite piece of art in your home?
I have several tiny old drawings that I found at thrift stores. They are awesome and funny.
Also I have one of old paintings that Jeana Sohn made. I will keep it till it is worth a fortune!
If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
John Lennon is still my hero. I would love to collaborate with him in any ways if he was still alive.
Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?
Frohawk Two Feathers
What has been your greatest achievement to date?
That I am an artist.
What has been your biggest roadblock?
Talking in front of camera and talking to people about my work.
How do you define success?
Feeling happy in what you do and what you have.
What will be the name of your autobiography?
Ms Loner, finally meets the world.
What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?
Believe in yourself and keep trying new things.
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