Youngok Park

(Korea -)


Biography

Youngok Park graduated from Ewha Woman’s University and later, Kaywon University of Art & Design. Park has always been interested in the idea of the familiar, the personal and the home when it comes to exploring her own identity. Working with images that evoke memories of childhood, Park plays with the idea of time, striving to express the warped nature of recalling a moment shaded with years of recollection. Like an old photograph yellowed and crumbled with age, the subject which is just barely visible through the fade; the work captures an essence of antiquity. Manipulating paint until it renders in almost a sculptural context, each piece has a tactility that is immediately apparent to the viewer. Park works in a repetitive, cyclical nature, scraping paint off just to slick more onto the mottled surface. Through this routine, each painting slowly comes to life, depicting animals, pots, loved ones, all pulled from the depths of Park’s emotional foundation. With the idea of the recreation of the relic: new paint holding old secrets, the work evokes a time that is both past and present, a place where the identity can grow and thrive.

Exhibition

Exhibition / Solo Exhibitions
2017 Solo Exhibition, Jinburyeong Museum, Goseong, South Korea
2016 Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Solo Exhibition, Kaywon Univ. Susinjea Gallery, Uiwang, South Korea
2015 Solo Exhibition, Sumockwon Gallery, Anyang, South Korea
2015 Solo Booth Exhibition, Bexco, Busan, South Korea
2014 Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Space, Seoul, South Korea


Selected Exhibition & Group Exhibition
2016 Korea-China International Art Festival, 958 Museum, Harbin, China
2013 Vision, Dream and Love Exhibition, Gallery GAIA, Seoul, South Korea
2012 Hwawoo Exhibition, Kaywon Univ. Susinjea Gallery, Uiwang, South Korea
2011 People who Like Paintings Exhibition, Seoul City Hall Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2010 Vision, A Phase of Korea Modern Paintings Exhibition, Insa Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2010 Good Life Exhibition, Inha Hopital Gallery, Incheon, South Korea
2009 Union Exhibition, Gunpo Culture and Arts Center, Gunpo, South Korea
2008 Jo hyung hwae Exhibition, Tablo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2007 Jo hyung hwae Exhibition, Insa Art Plaza, Seoul, South Korea


Art Fair
2016 SCAF Hotel Art Fair, Lotte Hotel Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
2016 The 34th Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, South Korea
2015 The 14th Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), COEX, Seoul, South Korea
2015 Art Gyeongju Fair, HICO, Gyeongju, South Korea