Milk Relics is a narrative painting series by D.C. artist, Tom Kim.
The works in this solo exhibition reflect his experience both working professionally in illustration and animation, as well as exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition of the series are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.
The overarching Milk Relics narrative tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.
“This warning series is meant to inspire action through a profoundly playful appreciation of our surroundings and each other. The apocalypse is best served with cookies.” - Tom Kim