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H yojin Park was born in Andong Korea 1974. She holds a bachelor and a master degree in Sculpture from Ewha Woman’s University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of London. Throughout her career she has exhibited her art in exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan.
Her works encapsulate the gushing sorrow of both the transparent desire and the castrated desire. Her inspiration is drawn from the fine line between beauty and its relative extremities and sheds light to the monster’s eventual death due to challenges it faces whilst trying to satisfy those unattainable desires. Her media of choice are porcelain and paint, and she also often chooses to capture the stillness and objective beauty of those compositions in pictures to somewhat echo the excess behind which one can find this inner paradise.
In her words “Beyond the elegance of the silent pure white porcelain and the sculptures portraying the finest angle of extreme beauty, those impressive flowers do not forget beauty nor wither, they are able to show the paradise contained within themselves even without exuding a scent. The thirst of the heartless youth is for the forgotten paradise. We already know that our desires can never be attained, and so our thirst for the failed paradise does not reduce. Redder than warm blood, brighter than gold, the glamorous colours of the flowers pitifully exudes sadness. Through the paint the perfect reality of the sculptures meets the unattainable paradise. Combined with the most beautiful form it has become a beautiful yet grotesque monster.”
KOREAN EYE 2020 & KOREAN EYE TEASER.
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