Artist Kim Hyunji shot on medium format film by Aaron VIII for Astrophe
Artist Kim Hyunji shot on medium format film by Aaron VIII for Astrophe
Artist Kim Hyunji shot on medium format polaroids by Aaron VIII for Astrophe

Kim Hyunji

Astrophe
April 2020

Australian-based Korean artist Kim Hyunji is known for her visceral nude oil portraits. Unafraid of potentially controversial subjects, Kim explores escapism via drug use, selfie culture and gender and racial discrimination in the Australian art industry through her larger than life self portraits and paintings of friends and colleagues.

Photographer Aaron VIII shot his own interpretation of Kim’s approach with these raw, intimate film portraits.

I shot and interviewed artist Kim Hyunji for Astrophe’s third print issue, with the full conversation featured on Astrophe online.