Entry Title: "The Journey of Utopia"
Name: Maroh Kim , United States
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective|Still Life, Non-Professional


Entry Description: -

Story: The work dedicate to my late grandfather who is the greatest suseok (viewing stone) collector in Korea. Although I was troublemaker, he always loved and supported me. I studied hard and tried to get going great art-school in US to repay his love and support. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could see my scholarship acceptance of school. Thus, I created the imaginary story about my late grandfather's journey to his Utopia (Heaven) by using his collection of stones.

About the Artist:

Maroh Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He studied journalism in Korea, but he moved to New York to study photography in 2012. He is currently attending a BFA photography program at School of Visual Arts in New York. Despite his short photography career, Sincere efforts and eagerness have allowed him to receive a chairman's merit award in 2012, 3rd Prize and 5 honorable mention at IPA2013. Now he is trying to do his job as an artist to blow visual delight, warmth and empathy into people's mind.