Kingston University graduate Jimin Kim was recently awarded the ‘new talent’ award at the 40th World Illustration Awards.
Jimin, who studied MA Illustration at Kingston, impressed the judges with her University project Hyde & Seek, which explores the notion of alter egos. Her work features intricate designs displayed in a concertina format.
Jimin spoke of the approach she took to Hyde & Seek: “According to psychologist Jung, a human personality cannot be defined as a single image, which means that human personality is a cluster of multiple personalities. The theme of ‘Hyde and Seek’ is based on this idea.
“When it comes to the visual aspect, I use cutting section to represent this idea. So audiences can make different compositions by themselves by turning page after page. In addition to this, these images can represent the theme of split egos effectively.”
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