Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

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Yoonshin Park

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview

Artist

Yoonshin Park

As a foreign transplant, I frequently use observation as the primary tool to communicate with the world I live in. My work often starts with close observation of mundane activities. Plentiful of gathered observations enable me to create visual dialogues where the ideas distilled through observations manifest in movement, figures, shapes and also in coherent choices of materials. They eventually become the the most apt instruments for perceiving the world around me. As observation is an ultimately private act, it is inseparable from one’s reflection on personal space. The contemplations on personal spaces and continuous search for responsive materials have been demonstrated in different adaptation of fiber, paper and books. As an observer, the self-awareness of personal space is very first step I take. Once I become comfortable in the space I occupy, then the implication of such space takes on psychological meaning. It is where my personal journey was narrated, and remembering “certain places in time” was exercised. Contemplating on personal space and continuous search for responsive materials result in various adaptations of fiber, paper and books. Handmade paper has a certain intrigue in its making and renders itself to the boundless possibilities for how we incorporate and use it as medium.  Such qualities of handmade paper has been the major impetus for my work. Confined by fragile and vulnerable qualities of paper, the tactile layers are to capture the traces of accumulated time and fragmented introspection. I strive to communicate with viewers about being fragile, fragmented and vulnerable with layers of wounds and scars, which in turn shows the trace of time passed. Handmade paper, with its intriguing process of making and boundless possibilities of adaptation has been served as the major impetus of my creation, which narrating my personal journey and exercise in remembering “certain places in time”. Contained with fragile and vulnerable qualities of paper, the tactile layers are to capture traces of accumulated time and fragmented introspection. I’ve always tried to contain the fragile and vulnerable qualities of paper while narrating my personal journey as an observer and exercise in remembering certain conditions of an individual being. I am continuing to communicate with viewers more about the fragile being, a fragmented and vulnerable being with the traces of accumulated time.

Website

www.yoonshinpark.com

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Price

$1,200-$8,000

For more information or to commission a unique work of art through Not Just Another Pretty Face, contact Maria Nelson at mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 773.324.5520 x1014.