Seoul, b.1976

Yoonkyung Park

Yoonkyung Park is a graduate of MFA degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London and holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting from Hongik University in Seoul. She has held various solo exhibitions including PAINTING X PAINTING, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul (2018), Pause and Rewind, The Invisible Line Gallery, London (2013) and In Between, Openspace Bae, Busan (2014) and participated in many group exhibitions. In 2016, she joined NANJI Residency of Seoul Museum of Art.

By installating paintings, Yoonkyung Park explores the possibility of interactive communication through paintings as contemporary artworks, which can organically connect the painting works, the viewer and the space. With premise that incomprehensible texts are equal to images, layered texts turn into abstract images, and then they are delivered to the viewer as fundamental elements...

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Biography

Yoonkyung Park is a graduate of MFA degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London and holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting from Hongik University in Seoul. She has held various solo exhibitions including PAINTING X PAINTING, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul (2018), Pause and Rewind, The Invisible Line Gallery, London (2013) and In Between, Openspace Bae, Busan (2014) and participated in many group exhibitions. In 2016, she joined NANJI Residency of Seoul Museum of Art.

By installating paintings, Yoonkyung Park explores the possibility of interactive communication through paintings as contemporary artworks, which can organically connect the painting works, the viewer and the space. With premise that incomprehensible texts are equal to images, layered texts turn into abstract images, and then they are delivered to the viewer as fundamental elements of paintings including color, line, and brush stroke. Such abstractness of artworks and revealing hidden side of paintings by transparent support offer open-ended interpretation through installation of paintings.

Artist Statement
It is possible to experiment with painting itself by using the conventional painting elements (e.g. color, line, brushstroke, value, space, time, process) of 2-dimensional painting as subjects rather than methods to represent narratives or subjects. While we can further develop the contents of painting by expanding and reinterpreting the possibility of painting, we can also seek for new potential of 2-dimensional painting in terms of art form by installing painting in 3-dimensional space, not in-2 dimensional wall. Tracing lines to emphasize the brush stroke and color become the subject of painting, and layered multiple surfaces with transparent materials such as silk, chiffon, and shower curtain create visual and physical experiential space, which connects artwork, space, and audience organically. Thus, how to install the painting affects the interaction between audience and artwork, and space also gets subjectivity at the same time. Subjectivity and objectivity, accidental experience and artistic intention, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional experiences meet each other in the same space. Regarding the rug work, neologism in internet culture and Korea traditional stamp design are combined to generate contemporary experience, which shows the artist’s perspectives on the personal and public characteristics of internet space. Social change and the spirit of the age caused by the internet which enables equal and wide distribution of information strengthen the individualism in the contemporary society. In relation to my installation space, shared experience with the audience can offer the fairly democratic subjectivity to them. Also, artistic tension is built by juxtaposing of artworks with different media such as painting and rug in the same place. Space itself and interaction between artwork and audience become another artwork which can be interpreted in different ways, and artwork, audience, and exhibition space get equal subjectivity. A young artist’s point of view and attitude on the analysis of ‘now’ and ‘here’ are unfolded in the space as various forms of experiments.

Artworks

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Moving Target, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstract Painting / Image and Text / Installation / Media Study / Mixed Media / Mixed Media on Painting / Painting / Painting and Space / Painting Installation / Painting Study / Text / Textimage

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2013

    MFA, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

  • 2001

    MFA, Department of Painting, Hongik University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    PAINTING x PAINTING, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2014

    In Between, Openspace Bae, Busan, Korea

  • 2013

    Pause and Rewind, The Invisible Line gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    SeMA Nanji Residency 10th Review : Report & Recall, SeMA Storage, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul

  • EMPATHY, Atelier Aki, Seoul

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Education

  • 2013

    MFA, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

  • 2001

    MFA, Department of Painting, Hongik University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    PAINTING x PAINTING, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2014

    In Between, Openspace Bae, Busan, Korea

  • 2013

    Pause and Rewind, The Invisible Line gallery, London

  • 2010

    A Daily Life, Gana Art, Seoul

  • 2006

    Color and Object, Lotte Department Store, Avenuel, Seoul

  • 2005

    Praise for What We Were Used To, Noam Gallery, Seoul

  • 2001

    City-Daily Festival, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    SeMA Nanji Residency 10th Review : Report & Recall, SeMA Storage, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Your Hand, My Heart, Gallery Simon, Seoul

  • EMPATHY, Atelier Aki, Seoul

  • 2016

    Flexible Space, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

  • NANJI Art Show VI, II, I, SeMA NANJI Exhibition Hall, Seoul

  • 2015

    Public and Private Spheres, Project #808, Seoul

  • 2014 New Acquisitions, Salon de SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2014

    Arrival: Unexpected Dialogue, Gallery Simon, Seoul

  • Korea Tomorrow, DDP, Seoul

  • 2013

    The Pool Exhibition, Goldsmiths Collge, London

  • 2007

    A Complex, Sungkok Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2006

    The Way of Viewing, Nam Seoul Art Museum, Seoul

  • 2005

    Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul

Grants & Awards

  • 2016

    SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul