When Jace Kim moved to Canada as a teenager, art helped him overcome the language barrier
At age 15, Jace Kim moved to Canada and found that he "couldn't really communicate with other kids". Engaging with groups of people was especially difficult. As a result, Jace spent a lot of time by himself, and in that time he started drawing and painting.
Through art, Jace found a way back to interacting with other people: "In my high school, the logo was a dragon and I always loved to draw dragons. And then somehow I did this big banner for the basketball team and that sort of got me recognition. People knew me as 'oh that kid with drawing skill'."
After that Jace found that it gave him a way for people to know him and him to know others, which eventually turned into, as Jace puts it, "a lot of friends."
As a competitor on Crash Gallery, Jace has an ace up his sleeve — or rather, both sleeves. Jace is ambidextrous and can paint with both hands at the same time. Will this skill help Jace win in Crash Gallery's competitive art clashes? See Jace compete Sunday February 19th, at 9:30PM on CBC.
Crash Gallery is back for a second season. In each episode, three talented artists of various disciplines go head-to-head against each other in a real-time creative arena, giving the audience a front row seat to the creative process.