JinLee Park: Healing Landscape

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Jinlee Park: Healing Landscape
October 25 – October 31, 2019
Galerie Pici Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Park’s work is simple in subject matter and minimal in her execution. She takes cues from nature motifs: leaves, flowers, and trees. She carefully uses white space to add a touch of solemnity to her work, and provides meaning behind these still life objects.

JinLee’s solo presentation is part of our local artist outreach program. JinLee works and lives in Incheon, Korea. 

“When I make strokes with my brush and apply stone powder on the canvas, I feel that I sprinkle the lawn and sweep out the yard. This is my own way to open a new universe, which purifies my tired mind.”
- Jinlee Park

Park’s ink drawing is light and delicate with an ease of slight contrast. Her use of white space and lines are still in play here, leaving the drawing to appear unfinished. There are small pockets of depth that are hidden behind several leaves. This is her escape into a new, unearthed world.

Image: Infinite – Forest of Thought, 2020. Mixed media on canvas. 45.98 x 28.62 in / 93 x 48 cm © JangHyuk Kim, courtesy the artist

JangHyuk Kim
Infinite – Forest of Thought, 2020
Mixed media on canvas
45.98 x 28.62 in / 116.8 x 72.7 cm
USD $12,500

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"I look forward to seeing the benefits of appreciating paintings as well as the hopes and frustrations of the characters in the paintings. After all, the comfort is in the people." - JangHyuk Kim

Image: Infinite – Monalisa, 2019. Mixed media on canvas. 19.68 x 19.68 in / 50 x 50 cm © JangHyuk Kim

JangHyuk Kim
Infinite – Monalisa, 2019
Mixed media on canvas
19.68 x 19.68 in / 50 x 50 cm
USD $5,000

Kim’s pointillism style uses the language of dots through acrylic painting rather than the use of oils. This laborious process articulates his desire for harmony, representing people by way of colors. His rounded dots and detailed images seek a balance between human and nature.

Kim’s vibrant oranges and reds exude heat and intensity, often found in the center of his works, enclosing the subject. He uses blues to quiet the madness and cool down the strong energy at its core. His use of circles for canvas shapes ties into his ongoing theme of infinity, a symbol of the circle of life.

His use of circles for canvas shapes ties into his ongoing theme of infinity, a symbol of the circle of life. His choice in dots, significant to his pointillism practice, are also circular in their shape, amplifying the power of infinity with circles within a circle.

 

Referencing Michelangelo Buonarroti’s sculpture Pietà of 1498-99, Kim’s interpretation of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ on her lap represents for Kim, a boundless search for compassionate communication through his paintings. Understanding the public and the desires of the viewer is a large part of Kim’s practice. He takes on colors he associates with his subjects and uses them to emphasize the energy field that surrounds their history along with their current existence.

Image: Infinite, 2019. Mixed media on canvas. Diameter 47.24 in / Diameter 120 cm © JangHyuk Kim

JangHyuk Kim
Infinite, 2020
Mixed media on canvas
Diameter 47.24 in / 120 cm
USD $20,000

My work is reminiscent of coordinated pixel alignment in the form of a circle flowing out of an elaborate needle.

– Artist Note, Janghyuk Kim, 2020.

Radiating a bright orange and red energy, Kim’s interpretation of Audrey Hepburn stares the viewer straight in the eye. Her aura brings light to her personality with the circular composition symbolizing infinity, a nod to the artist’s exploration of Zen Buddhism.

"In the morning time, when I make strokes with my brush and apply stone powder on the canvas, I feel that I am sprinkling the lawn and sweeping out the yard. This is my own way to open a new universe which purifies my tired mind." - JinLee Park

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To: Galerie Pici

Hi, I’m interested in this work.

Jooho Moon
Showcase-Superman, 2019

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