Showcasing her distinctive, signature cityscape paintings created in traditional Chinese ink calligraphy and acrylic on Korean paper, Park’s new collection includes 17 new works from her travels to some of Europe and Asia’s top cities: London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul.
Jieun Park’s cityscape pieces express the various emotions and moments that she has always experienced while travelling. “Throughout my travels in Europe and Asia, I have always felt loneliness lingering in the beautiful cities. Sometimes the loneliness can get a little overwhelming and this inspired me to create a series of paintings where I have little conversations with the cities I had visited,” Park explains.
To reflect the juxtaposition of the loneliness of each city and its complexity, Park first uses calligraphic brushstrokes as the foundation of her canvas, followed by acrylic for the different cityscapes within the abstract marked inks.
Jieun Park lives and works in Seoul, Korea. A graduate with a BFA Advertising, Design and Fine Art, Konkuk University, Park has presented in countries such as France, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea and New Caledonia. She has received the Seoul Metro national conference, “Win A Prize” (2011), Excellence Award at the painting competition of Seoul Digital Institute (2011) and most recently, the first prize for the GIAF painting competition in 2013 and THE ONE TO WATCH from Saatchi Art.
Venue: REDSEA Gallery, Block 9, Dempsey Road, #01-10 Dempsey Hill
Opening Hours: Daily 9.30am – 9pm; Sundays & PH 10.30am – 9pm
When: 18 Jul - 31 Aug 2015,
By: REDSEA Gallery