Sun-Kyo Park: Where is the point

Sun-Kyo Park: Where is the point

Sun-Kyo Park: Where is the point
Opens on the 3rd of February, 2024
Moosey Islington
22-24 Camden Passage
N1 8ED

Moosey Islington is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Sun-Kyo Park. The private view will launch on Saturday 3rd February, from 12-5 pm. Park Sun-Kyo was born in 1990 in Jeonju, South Korea and living in Gwangju-si, South Korea. He was born into a Christian family and raised in a society with strong Confucian traditions. These contradictory experiences and conflicting ethics were a key part of his childhood.

This experience made him divisive thinking from an early age. This divisive thinking made it hard for him to see the world very easily (Dichotomous way like Good or Bad.) like a normal kid at the time. This obsession with divisive thinking has taken over his head since school, when he has to face other kids every day.

Due to this, Park, who did not mix well with people and had difficulty understanding them, began his work with an observation about ‘people.’ It starts with a question about the relationship with one individual and develops into a curiosity about the community formed by each person’s network of relationships. His questions, which start with ‘one person,’ emphasise that questions about ‘all of us’ also start with ‘one person.’

The characters Park has created were influenced by the 8-bit video games the artist played during his childhood, and the simple yet harmonious graphic effects found in in these games inspired him. Additionally, Park found inspiration in the artworks of the Joseon Dynasty, including Buddhist paintings and King’s portraits that he often encountered in the museum, which he visited during family trips. Through his encounters with Joseon Dynasty artworks, Park learned the power of unadorned and honest paintings with the spirit of scholars. Because of this, Park finds it important not to hide ugliness, and he emphasises that all elements should be independent and harmonious at the same time. Park’s method of expression conveys his message in a way that can be easily approached, but engages a depth of perspective.

Sun-Kyo Park: Where is the point Opens on the 3rd of February, 2024 at Moosey Islington

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