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© Courtesy of the artist and Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
White Thoughts

2043 N. Miami Avenue
Miami , 33127
June 9th, 2012 - July 28th, 2012

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mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Park is critical of provocative images of amusing illusions. He expresses his main idea dealing with primitive traits by using the form of bean-sprouts. This work started in the late 1990s with needlework on hemp cloth and continued quite coherently with small pieces of chopsticks. Most recently he incorporates his signature bean-sprout shape cutting it into Korean paper.

Park considers coherence to be an artist's ultimate goal and solemnly regards art's social functionality. 'Standing Flimsy' indicates a strong interior, similar to a fragile shoot punching through frozen ground. Moreover, it expresses the proliferation of life by time's accumulation against the indicators of nature's distress. According to the artist, his life's accumulation is the transformation of his long journey to Materializing of Conscience, and only those who await the development of that form found in ‘Standing Flimsy’ can read the artist's true character. As he has said before, he wants to "prove simple and ignorant temporality", and thus "live with an uneasy conscience that seeks the inherent truth".

Gye Hoon Park received his Masters in art and sculpture at the Chungbuk National University in Korea. One of Korea’s most prominent contemporary artists, he has shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Daejeon City Museum in Korea, as well as internationally.