Park Chel Ho
Park Chel Ho was born in 1965 in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Uesung and graduated from the Department of Painting at Keimyung University in 1992, where he also attended graduate school. As the second child of three siblings, he grew up closely with nature, observing the mountains of his hometown along with the abstract shapes and natural semblances he saw within. His interests in nature and experimental work after college led to a profound curiosity in materials and print processes.
During his career as a writer, he studied for a year in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Aching for new creative works and upon returning to Daegu, he began working on paintings combined with print media through individual and group shows held every year. So far, he has completed 20 solo exhibitions and 200 group exhibitions.
Park Chel Ho was immensely in touch with the significance of nature, and the condition of the perpetual circulation of nature and man became an central element in his work. Noting the natural wonders of his childhood, environmental disasters such as tsunamis and storms gave him a sense of self-consciousness to communicate with the pernicious currents of nature. His work, from the “Shape” series, which began in 1990, to the “New” series, “Leaf” series, “Honeycomb” and “Flower” series, all require human life to cycle through a part of nature.
Beginning from 2015, he started to cut linen cloth into spontaneous forms to create spatial depth to illustrate the organic flow of time. The layers of cloth are stacked together to allow air and light to pass between them; additionally, to express uninhibited pure hope existing independently of square frames.