Park YOON-KYUNG

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Park Yoon-Kyung was born in South Korea in 1976, and received her MFA from both the University of London and Hongik University in South Korea. During her time in London, Park discovered the method of painting on silk and chiffon, which then became the huge turning point for her artistic career. By applying multiple layers of paint on translucent materials, she cleverly combines the recto and the verso of a canvas, exposing the space behind and turning all three spaces into one work.

While studying abroad in the UK, Park Yoon-Kyung began to have doubts regarding the nature of language, since a word can have distinctively different interpretations when it is used in different cultures. She then applied her observation and experience into her paintings — Park transformed Chinese and Korean characters into graphics and depicted them as an abstract new language. Her representation of written languages has given viewers a space for open interpretation.

 

The style of integrating words into paintings originated from the traditional Korean painting Moon-ja-do, a popular art form during the 18th to 19th century in the time of the Kingdom of Great Joseon. Park Yoon-Kyung reinterpreted the ancient art in a contemporary way. Using translucent silk and chiffon as her canvas, Park draws with her powerful yet playful strokes with a great variety of colors. The paints slowly flow down to form random patterns, which are all the traces of the flow of time and gravity. The overlapping text and symbols create complex diagrams that represent a set of intangible values. These can well resonate with the interpersonal relationship and communication, the undefinable correlation between text and graphics, as well as the concepts of time and space

Filial Devotion, 2018

Courtesy of Soluna Fine Art

 

Acrylic, painting marker on chiffon, wooden frame and hinge

Edition N°1/1

60 x 50 cm
HKD 24,000

Trust Between Friends, 2018

Courtesy of Soluna Fine Art

 

Acrylic, painting marker on chiffon, wooden frame and hinge

Edition N°1/1

60 x 50 cm
HKD 24,000

EORS: Six Definitions of Love, 2017

Courtesy of Soluna Fine Art

 

Acrylic, painting marker on chiffon, wooden frame and hinge

Edition N°1/1

118.6 x 80.3 cm
HKD 52,000