Mr Anxiety and his Thorny Nightmare


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
The initial inspiration for this personal project, came from my own experiences with social anxiety. My awareness towards the damaging effects of social anxiety has made me create a series of illustrations that visually represent the issue. The protagonist, Mr Anxiety, represents the widespread anxious reaction towards daily human activities and social obligations, within contemporary society.

How was the illustration used:
This series of illustrations was created as a personal project. This work is a part of my portfolio.

How did you make this work:
I utilised acrylic paint on canvas paper to best depict a dream-like atmosphere, which is highlighted by the muted colour palette. Smooth and vivid strokes, delineate the scenes and maintain the viewer focused on the narrative. I decided to adopt a figurative style of illustration, to serve as a descriptive medium to communicate my thoughts and feelings, on the subject of being human.

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Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
MA Visual Arts: Illustration
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Currently Based:
I am currently studying MA Illustration in Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

Korean-born Guhee Kim is a visual communicator who works under the name of Da. Kim in London, UK. Graduated from London College of Fashion, Kim is now pursuing the Master Degree in Visual Arts: Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Kim focuses on expressing her own thoughts, beliefs and deduction through a form of visual art.