Like the Gummi Ships of his favourite video game, Kingdom Hearts, Jaycee Kim’s work transports us to other worlds. Worlds where environments flux and identities transform.
Such was the basis of his first presentation of work, in the group show Mobile Colour at Cement Fondu, Paddington (March, 2020). There he presented augmented reality wallpaper, a bespoke chess set with each piece made in his own image and a series of self portraits as his various alter egos.
Jaycee works predominantly in watercolour and acrylic, with a vibrant colour palette inspired by the Kingdom Hearts video game. “My work is about transformation” says Jaycee. “The patterns and degradation of colour allow and reflect changes of expression in my brain. Rainbow colours allow me to change colours and moods.”