AHAF Hong Kong 2015
Sweet Home, 75.5x60.5cm, oil on canvas, 2015
PARK Jihye (1984~)
The more science develops and our daily lives become convenient, the more human being becomes lonely. Jihye Park thinks that being connected with others is becoming the most difficult task for some people today. She says that it may be because they unintentionally hurt and are hurt one other when getting closer. The situation leads them to feeling that the inside of the house is the most comfortable nest and refuge. But, the thread of hopeful light is still twinkling, not leading them into darkness. In her work, Jihye Park brings the difficulties occurring in relationships as a subject matter. The unique and surrealistic narratives in her work are based on the senses of alienation, isolation, solitude, anxiety, loneliness, depression and disconnection of communication to bring the human's deep and dark inner side up. It is possibly said that the common idea of those senses is from the dark side of mind but, her scenes have been so beautifully and precisely expressed on the canvases that arouse people’s curiosities.
People live spending countless images from morning to night such as, they unconsciously pass by a number of scenes around them. Nevertheless, some images surrounding people, unfortunately, rarely give an impression. People do not focus on every single image, but choose what they want to look at. For the reason, the images, which are not picked by people, silently disappear in their mind.
Anyone cannot enforce someone focusing on or remembering a certain image. If an image remains in our memory, it must be remembered by our choice. Also, images are interpreted very differently by the way how we look at it. Likewise, her images can arouse various points of view by spectators: an image of her can be a marvelous sight for some while the others feel that it’s a painful scene, which makes them look back in nostalgia.
There is a distance between the visible image and the meaning that veiled from this image. The distance could be narrowed down or getting wider depending on how we should look at. Park says that the only one thing that we can ask is “which scene are you looking at?
2007 B.F.A. Western painting. Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
2013 A closed landscape, Gallery Santorini Seoul, Seoul, Korea
2014 BJN Gallery 2nd Contest Exhibition, BJN Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2014 Real Landscape, Ramada Hotel&Suites Seoul Namdaemun, Seoul, Korea
2013 A-Korea-India Young Artists Exhibition, Art Space K, Seoul, Korea
2013 TORQUE, Gallery Sobab, Yangpyeong, Korea
2013 Garden of imagination, Guro Arts Valley, Seoul, Korea
2013 “We ar animalier”, Atelier turning, Seoul, Korea
2013 IMMATURE NARCISSISM, Connoi-space, Seoul, Korea
2012 The sight of youth, Naru Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2010 Dung-giduk kung-duck, Gallery Duck, Seoul, Korea
2010 The Wallpaper, Gallery Haru, Jeju, Korea
2009 The golden ticket, Gallery Lu, Seoul, Korea
2008 The 4th Selected Artist, Gallery Door, Seoul, Korea
2007 Pre-Christmas_”Crazy Christas Party”, KT Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
2007 The 8th Preview, Alternative Space Team Preview, Seoul, Korea
2007 The paper, Sabae Contemporary Art Center, Fukui, Japan
2007 Remake can (Selected Artist), Gallery Bunam, Seoul, Korea
2007 Picture Postcard_The Cultural Exchange between Korea and Japan, Craftstory, Busan, Korea
2006 The Special Project: The Power of Young Artist in Korea, Gallery Bunam, Seoul, Korea