Waterhouse Gallery
Sung Eun Kim 
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 Looking over the Bay 32 x 32 Oil $4400

 New York Rush Hour 36 x 24 Oil $4500

  West 54th Street 24 x 24 Oil $3500

Rainy Second Street 14 x 18 Oil $2200
 Morning Commute 12 x 9 Oil $1250
 Sunset on Sacramento Street 10 x 10 Oil $1200

  Afternoon Blues 10 x 10 Oil $1200
Bay View from Jones Street 18 x 18 Oil $2900


  Valley Vista 24 x 30 Oil $3600
 Sunset Breeze 8 x 10 Oil $950

Overview 8 x 10 Oil $950

 Rain Vibe 11 x 8 Oil $950


 Serenity 8 x 10 Oil SOLD
  Rain on Clay Street 12 x 12 Oil SOLD
  Rain on Larkin Street 12 x 12 Oil SOLD
Shadow and Lights 12 x 16 Oil SOLD
  Sunset on Santa Clara Avenue 11 x 14 Oil SOLD
 Sunset on Pacific Avenue 20 x 16 Oil SOLD
 Sunset on Washington 24 x 18 Oil SOLD
 Morning on Clay Street 36 x 24 Oil SOLD
 The First Light 30 x 30 Oil SOLD
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Born in South Korea in 1985, Sung Eun Kim has been studying and creating art since he was very young.

After he graduated from Daejeon Art High School in South Korea, he came to United States to pursue his study of painting, and finished his BFA at the California College of the Arts in 2010. After graduation, he worked as a freelance illustrator of children’s books for two years.
Because of his enthusiasm and passion for painting, he began his MFA program at the Academy of Art University in 2012 and has continued developing his artistic style.

Most of his paintings are based on photographs he took and are chosen according to his own tastes. His paintings attempt to create a sense of atmosphere and light not necessarily present in the source of the photograph, but are interpreted through his memories and life experience. As he studies the photo while he is painting, he does this through the decisions he makes when he translates photo images into the painting: color choices, reconstructing of shapes, points of rendering.

Regarding the degree of realism found in his work, it ranges between realistic depiction and unrecognizable abstraction.
   In order to express his search for that particular degree of depiction that represents his in-the-moment impression, he sometimes describes as much information in the photo as possible, like photo-realism. At other times, in rendering the constructions in the photo, he does not necessarily follow the exact form of the figures, but paints with more flexibility.

He tries to capture a sense of flowing atmosphere on figures represented in his paintings. The same applies to expressions of color. To bring out and emphasize the light in the painting as he sensed the light when he took the photos. The selection of pigments is sometimes simple, as can be seen in the original photo and other times divided and switched to colors of his own expression.

In other words, his paintings are about how he can interpret the images in a way that represents his own personal, artistic, and visual interests.

 Morning on the Post Street
30 x 30 Oil

30 x 30 Oil

18 x 18 Oil


Sutter Morning
24 x 24 Oil

Montgomery Glow
36 x 24 Oil

Night at The Port of San Francisco
24 x 30 Oil

36 x 36 Oil

Rainy Night, Kearny
36 x 24 Oil

Taylor Hill
18 x 18 Oil


Pick of Light
8 x 8 Oil

Tree Lining 30 x 40 Oil SOLD 

Rainy Morning
8 x 8 Oil


Colors of the Morning
8 x 8 Oil

Sunset over Los Angeles
30 x 40 Oil SOLD

Sunrise over Ellis
10 x 10 Oil

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