Park’s recent works attempt to break down the customary application and creative techniques used within painting while investing entirely in this regimented tradition. Subsequently, viewing this as a “painting exhibition” allows the artist to uphold customary compositional rules while attempting things that seem impossible in narrative-biased painting.
The interest in action painting comes from the inevitable gap between the narrative-oriented conversational discourse, which trys to find meaning in an image rather than embracing intuitive expression. The painterly gestures, lines, and colors within the work harken historical yet obscure references where meaning is derived from a shape’s signified interpretations. Thus, each brush stroke becomes an independent element of the fully realized art object, causing even a concrete or abstract element within the work to function as a basic unit that contributes it’s intrinsic conceptual weight towards an amalgamated lexicon of histories and cultural articulation.
PARK KYUNG RYUL
Park Kyung Ryul is a painter based in Seoul, South Korea. She received her MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2017, and both her BFA and MFA from Hongik University, where she majored in painting and drawing. Park has shown extensively in Seoul at renowned institutions and galleries such as the Hyundai Gallery, Seongbuk Museum of Art, and the Seoul Museum of Art, as well as in experimental spaces such as Space Willing N Dealing, Beehive, and Common Center. Park is the selected artist from the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, and the Seoul Foundation for the Arts. Park has been selected for the final shortlist of SongEun Art Awards, 2018.