“It is rare, in this age of commercial hype, academic publish-or-perish, and critical responses saturating print and digital media, to encounter a body of work as purely and starkly itself, unencumbered by promotion and interpretation, as that of the midcareer Korean artist Peter Kim. The pictures-nearly all untitled mixed-medium drawings and paintings of moderate size- throw viewers back on their own resources. We are, in effect, offered a primal encounter with the image.
One enters a Kim exhibition in much the same way that the first modern explorers entered the caves of Lascaux. Here are images, undeniably accomplished, made for purposes and at the behest of motives that are not immediately self-evident. Their graphically compelling effects, though irresistible, may be entirely different from those the image-maker intended.”
Richard Vine, "Psychic Exposure: The Art of Peter Kim," in Peter Kim (Lyon Artbooks, 2016) 5.