What is the significance of a strand? What does it symbolize? What can we learn from the process of weaving strands together?
Jae Young Park explores these ideas through ‘woolscape paintings,’ which depict the process of drawing woven materials. The repetitive process of strands can be viewed as an allegory of the structure of modern society: each fiber is part of a larger collective, just as the lives of everyday people are interwoven to create a collective humanity. The way the strands embrace each together, and create patterns of over and underlays, is suggestive of our life within our societies, and our societies within a global structure. Through the combination of expanded scale works and various media, his works contain a message that warmly embraces the lives of modern people.
Park is a Korean contemporary artist and fine arts teacher who studied Western painting at the university and graduate school levels, and currently teaches in the style today. His work has been sold through Christie's Auction house, the K-Auction House, and solo and group exhibitions at various galleries and art fairs. Additionally, his works were exhibited at the South Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.