Jae Young Park

Born in: 1973, South Korea
Lives in: Seoul, South Korea
Describe your art in three words: Wool. Warmth. Healing
Education: Master's degree in Western Painting, Chung-Ang University Graduate School,
Bachelor of Arts in Western Painting, Chung-Ang University
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Woolscape: Sweet Imagination - Oil painting on canvas, 72.7 cm x 53 cm

"I paint on canvas as if I were writing a diary every day. He reinterprets images from a unique point of view and continues to pursue new possibilities of 'paintings that are not paintings'. We look at modern society with a positive and warm gaze."

What themes does your work involve?
Like a sweater made by weaving each strand of wool, the society we live in is made up of seemingly meaningless individuals who gather to play small roles to make a larger society. The uniquely created ‘Woolscape’ image shows a figurative aspect of life in modern society. Furthermore, the symbolic meaning of life has been extended to small objects that are easily overlooked, and the unfamiliarity and warmth felt through the process of changing the material properties of objects contain metaphors and healing of life.
Describe your creative process.
I uses wool (thread strands) as a symbolic form of life. The shape of the strands of wool is not outlined or filled with color, and mostly consists of repetitive combinations of lines and overlaps to take on a knotted structure. strand of wool+ strand of wool gradually appear as images of knits or objects, and the images that arise as the wools are repeatedly arranged or unwound and knotted are expressed through a drawing process that weaves the parts of life that pass easily as if knitting one by one. The work process is delicately expressed by repeating ‘repetition of lines + glazing technique + blending technique’ more than 6 to 7 times~ This is a work that requires time and patience.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Scenes of trivial everyday objects and memories.
What is the role of the artist today?
Communication with the public through works that reveal the authenticity of the artist himself.
Woolscape: Sunrise - Oil painting on canvas, 72.7 cm x 50 cm
Woolscape: Capsule 1 - Oil painting on canvas, 27 cm x 35 cm
Woolscape: Yolk(core) - Oil painting on canvas, 65 cm x 91 cm
Woolscape: Purify - Oil painting on canvas, 116.8 cm x 91 cm


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist