Following her successful show in Hong Kong, up-and-coming South Korean artist Jieun Park presents A Little Talk in Singapore from 12 to 29 June 2014 at REDSEA Gallery. Featuring a collection of up to 30 paintings, the exhibition showcases the cityscapes of Paris, Prague, Lyon, Florence, Hong Kong, Busan, Seoul and Singapore.
A Little Talk expresses the various emotions and moments that Park had experienced while travelling. “Throughout my travels in Europe and Asia, I have always felt loneliness lingering in the beautiful cities. Sometimes, the loneliness can get a little overwhelming and this inspired me to create a series of paintings where I have little conversations with the cities I had visited,” Park explains. To reflect the juxtaposition of the loneliness of each city and its complexity, Park first uses calligraphic brushstrokes as the foundation of her canvas, followed by acrylic for the different cityscapes within the abstract marked inks.
Jieun Park lives and works in Seoul, Korea. A graduate with a B.F.A Advertising, Design and Fine Art, Konkuk University, Park has presented in countries such as France, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea and New Caledonia. She has received the Seoul Metro national conference, “Win a prize”(2011), Excellence Award at the painting competition of Seoul Digital Institute (2011) and most recently, the first prize for the GIAF painting competition in 2013.