City of singles — Portraits of Tinder

is a project by Jiyeon Kim who paints Berlin’s singles and puts them on display in his latest exhibition

Found your perfect match yet? Everyday more than 50 million people swipe right or left on an endless number of profiles. Is it allowed to paint complete strangers and exhibit them in public? Can you discover friends, matches or familiar faces? Maybe you even spot yourself…

The dating app “Tinder” motivated me to investigate visual self portraits of our own personalities. Tinder images shed light on how we represent ourselves, allowing deep insights about subconscious motivations, desires or dreams.

Jiyeon Kim id a painter from Korea who is fascinated about how humans and human nature should be portrayed in a contemporary manner. Her work began from the pure passion to draw another person and is not theory driven. Her paintings depict mostly torpid, listless or tired young people. Jiyeon Kim does not know whether this reflects her personal view or depicts a real trend originating from global capitalism or other cataclysms. However, like any other artist she aims at visualizing her interpretation of fellow human beings.

More about Jiyeon Kim and her works here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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