Encounter- Looking into Sewing, 1998-2002

Vivachrome print
213x126 cm

Courtesy of the Kimsooja Studio and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano
Photograph by Lee Jong Soo

The focus of KimsooJa’s oeuvre is the unidentified female character, covered from head to toe, introverted in its piety, wrapped in the colors of its world, too modest to be seen but outstanding in its visibility.

It is not a veil of segregation as much as it is a demonstration of aesthetics and femininity, far from the conflicts that tear Europe, between laws and bans, between religion and progress.

KimsooJa has her fascinating character, this unidentified woman, walk the hottest catwalks of fashion shows and imagination.