06/02/2018 - 07/01/2018


Baudoin lebon gallery displays the works of the South Korean photographer Mi-Hyun Kim.
She has been living in Paris since 1985.  
She produced her first short-film in 1990 and obtained a master’s degree in cinematography at the university of Paris III. She then discovered a new way to narrate her ideas through photography.
Her studies lead her to new photographic experiments such as her first polaroïd print transfer on watercolor paper.
Her photographs express her subtle delicacy, she catches
moments as if people were novel characters.
She never forces the subject to be inside the image.
Quite the opposite, she reveals their presence at the right time.

Through her different series, Mi-Hyun Kim carries us with surprising accuracy into her delicate world thanks to her vision of men, both in Paris and Seoul. Her universe, mostly during night-time,  slowly takes form and moves closer to an intimate atmosphere.

From wandering to wandering, via parisian’s café and koreans’ ephemeral bars, she invites herself into apartments, up to the bathrooms.

One follows with constant delicacy the photographer wandering, getting closer and skimming with the tip of her lens the heart of intimate.
Without never crossing the line, the photographer succeeds in presenting us a genuine freeze-frame.
She seizes a moment, life extracts, without never falling into voyeurism or stolen images.

Blurs, whites and blacks melting into one another and the grain of the photographs make way for the viewer’s  imagination.
Softness is the main operational mode of the photographer, enabling us to travel as movies do.
These private moments which passe before the eyes of the captivated viewer are mirrors of the world as it appears to us.
This is not a photo-report nor photojournalism, or even a testimony but rather a contemplation of the intimate and personal spheres.  
Her studies in semiology in cinematography enabled this accuracy in expertise and daily-life analysis through the photographs of the artist.

She presents us her vision of the world full of her sensitivity and relevance, depicting captured moments or beauty of nature.