Park Jisook : Breeze
Soluna Fine Art is delighted to present Park Jisook’s solo exhibition Breeze, showcasing some of the most exquisite works of the artist. Park’s works express the intrinsic relationship between humans and nature within the dynamic and circulating energy of life. By using various materials such as colored pencil, pen and acrylic paint to connect points and innumerable lines as well as transform them into condensed forms, Park envisions to portray meticulous details of plants, such as flowers, leaves, seeds, and roots. Her use of plant images as motifs represents the interwoven lines of life, endless connections between body and nature, as well as the universal continuum of birth, death, and rebirth. Natural processes such as breathing and circulation found in organic forms are rendered on canvas, just as a galaxy of tortuous and intersecting fronds emerging from multiple centers of life.
The Breeze series comes from Park’s extensive research on organic shapes and colors by monitoring natural movements and its effect on human life. The term Fractal image, also known as expanding symmetry, is encountered ubiquitously in nature due to its tendency to appear nearly the same at different levels. Park Jisook creates fractal patterns that derive from organic shapes and movements to reveal her interpretation of the human-nature relationship.
Park Jisook was born in 1963 and received her Ph.D., M.F.A., and B.F.A. from Hongik University in Seoul. She is currently a professor in the Arts Education department at Seoul National University of Education. Working with pencil, pen or ink in combination with acrylic, Park believes in dynamic and creative freedom: Allowing the network of lines, dots and organic forms to flow freely onto her canvas. Her works have been exhibited widely in Japan, Beijing, China, Germany, France, and New York, and commissioned by numerous institutions including Faber-Castell (250th anniversary), Perrier-Jouët and others. Many arts institutions collect her work including the National Hyundai Museum, Hongik University Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sungkok Art Museum; Korean embassies in Myanmar, Japan and Sweden; and the corporate collections of Siemens, Daewoo Motors and Lego Korea.
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