All images courtesy the artist
With a penchant for graceful illustration and distorted proportions, a series of illustrations portraying snapshots of average life tell a story of humanity with the help of colored pencils and a greeting-card layout. Ujung Kim, who goes by nullobject on her online pages, enhances her darling compositions with inflated body shapes. Each of her illustrations highlight the beauty pedestrian fashion.
A supine man, in a golden-yellow swimsuit and a curled moustache, hangs in a hammock, and leisurely reads. The illustration pairs with a scrappy uppercase font, reading “Everyday Holiday.” In another elongated canvas, we see a wintry sky in a changing sea of pink with a brick home expelling chimney smoke as it is surrounded by pine trees.
The Korean illustrator shares with The Creators Project that her work often mimics a written diary; her work is a large part of how Kim keeps tabs on her daily goings-on and preserves her memories. As she explains, “My paintings look like mine, and they’re my time records.”