Between harshness and hope, black and white, the recurrent theme in these works, Kim Hyun-Mi is looking for an anchoring place that suits her. Of Korean origin, but having lived and worked in several countries she no longer feels completely Asian, nor completely European, or American. She is from everywhere and nowhere. Kim Hyun-Mi likes her pictures to breathe. She wants the right line, the right gesture, powerful and strong, which is able to be subtle when necessary, fine when she wants to underline with a great accuracy. This painting is a perpetual search. Through her work, this artist offers us snatches of life, personal views, words, ends of poems, landscapes, sentences, small paper treasures, images, colours, movements, an astonishing depth, her soul.