Saturday, September 20, 2014


 meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 72.7*60.6
 meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 72.7*60.6
meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 72.7*60.6


 meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 72.7*60.6
 meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 65.1*53
meari - 2014 mixed media on canvas 72.7*60.6




oh - 2014 mixed media on canvas 80*80

Friday, September 12, 2014

Artist Park, Tae-Kyun

Artist Park, Tae-Kyun
Expression by letters that look like a drawing or a writing
Making a communication with the world!

The influence on the society by art is beyond the imagination.
It could be a message of hope to someone or could be a role of
comfort to someone else. Recently, when people are looking at
artist Park, Tae-Kyun’s artworks who is considered as a young
master in the art industry, he seems to get out of the longtime
subject such as trees and wooden supports, but instead, he is
trying to communicate with the world with letters. Now, he is
talking to the world with some characters.

Printing method by a computer work, playing with originality
When the viewers look at this work, they feel the colors in use are quite
unique. It must be the reason of his special technique. As he has been
working with a computer for 20 years, people could feel some part of
the fusion art that is melted with photography, computer, engraving and
painting. Generally, other artists do print the results out and then add
some final touch on that, but because of the limit of expression of colors,
most of them didn’t try it. However, artist Park has been working
with an experienced know-how and proper equipments to be able to
describe the quality of colors. Eventually, his works seem lively like that
he did by his hands. Trees and wooden supports as main materials feel
to be blended to show the reality of the modern life.

Actually, in those artworks, his inside of mind that he is dreaming of the
hopeful world, which is a different world, is laying while he is changing
the texture of the color in the surface and trying to reflect on the world
nobody can live alone. Like his hope, artist Park has shown artworks
looking different than before. It is a showing of new look of letters by
abstract concept. Letters are basically an easy object that everybody
can approach. So, artists can communicate with viewers more simply.
By that, artist Park, Tae-Kyun never stops changing the world and even
more, he is dreaming of communication with the audience with letters,
which would be a new field. Also, he is the major figure of people who
are leading the cultural art better and more different from before in Suwon.
For last 20 years, he has produced over 2,000 junior artists while
running the <Hou & Jamyeong Visual Creative Academy>. Other than
that, he is trying to make a unique culture of Suwon by forming the Kyodong
Creative Zone, lately. Especially, the <Rodeo Outdoor Gallery>,
which he was leading, is now catching people’s attention as the first
outdoor gallery in Korea. After the first gallery opening, he is preparing
for the second outdoor gallery in 30 meter of size in October. This kind
of outdoor gallery can get people closer to the gallery at ease since
they mostly feel the gallery is far from their lives. So, it is criticized his
idea is one step close to the public communication.
- Editor Oh, Sang-Hyeon

His interest of the latest artwork by artist Park, Tae-Kyun is that he is
focusing on the formativeness of Hangeul and meaning of shape. This
experimental attitude is more interesting, actually, because he is trying
to find a new way-out of the abstract painting based on various expressions
made of printing media. The reason why artist Park, Tae-Kyun
is taking lots of attention is that he has working on the combination
between the tradition of calligraphy and the modernity of it. And even,
it is written in Hangeul. This is a necessary subject of current artists in
this era if they want to live with their own identity.
- Artist Jeon, Joon-Yeop
power korea 2013.10

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Significant step towards a new abstract by Paktaegyun

Disparaging the traditional runs rampant. This is nothing new, which is severe especially in fine arts sector. We had given up a large part of traditional art, but calligraphy has diminished to the regrettable genre that is not properly accepted as art. It is very much regrettable that Calligraphy is continued by the general public only as a hobby.
Calligraphy had been on the centerpiece of our traditional art. And at the late Lee Dynasty, the new sense of landscape painting had been popular, which is adopted by the technique from calligraphy. A calligrapher named Kim Jung Hee, aka Chusa developed his proprietary typeface reminiscent of a modern abstract painting that his name was known to China, origin of the letter.
Calligraphy, the oldest oriental form of language, is an art to show an implicit form or symbolic sign extracted from a natural shape or reasonable means.
During the 19th century, our Korean painters were struggling to seek the new way from the elements of Chinese calligraphy.
In other words, they exerted to depict the spirituality contained in the letter, that is, to capture the aura of each letter for the painting by the way of seeking the shape beauty of the character or an effort to draw the painting by calligraphic touch that was dubbed as 'the spirit of writing' or 'spirit of the text' by art historians.
The artistry of calligraphy attracted attention of the Western art so that the new wave of Tachisme was the one of the abstract movements that had sprang up in Europe and America in the 1950. It came from a French word 'Tache' meaning 'stain', placing much value on the free brushstrokes by the painter.
 Tachisme, a branch of the Abstract Expressionism, is characterized by the power of touch, rough brush strokes and dots dripping from the brush. Work is done instantly with a brush on Chines drawing paper as each letter is written. It is impossible for an artist without skilled hand movements and intuition that can fill the screen on the spur of the moment. That is a certain style of calligraphy in which intuitive attitude is adopted by the Western culture.
 The essence of Tachisme comes from the brush touch of the artist like that of calligraphy. That's why it is called 'calligraphic abstract' meaning abstract painting followed by the technique of calligraphy. Park Taegyun belongs to this type of artist. In his works, power of brush touch is outstanding and characterized by overwhelming trace of the brush, which does not belong to the genre of the 'calligraphic abstract.' The reason is that his intuition is not found to depict with one brush touch. In his work, the background is first created in various ways and brush touch is superimposed.
His skills to manipulate expression technique with various effects are contributed to his experience of time. And he is the professional artist for livelihood who sticks to his own style of work much related to printing technique, which paved the way to master the visual effects widely.
Among them, one subtle printing technique is to mix the profound colors that no one can parallel, which embodies the ground of color in order to produce the effects with mysterious feel.
Another visual effect of his work that attract our attention is a printing technique done by a computer, which magnifies the specific part of the subject. He might use the silk-screen printing with dot pattern that gives us the expression of optical abstract painting.
His abstract image of the character with ground of various visual effects is differentiated from abstract paintings that was popular during the 20th century.
Because his works show us both abstractionism and expressionism at the same time, which is linked to abstract expressionism, I can say.
In his recent works, Park is interested in focusing on the meaning of formative arts trait and shape that Korean Alphabets have. This kind of experimental attitude is much more interesting as it is the step toward new exit for the abstract paintings.
What his work attracts great attention is that he turns his eyes to calligraphy tradition and its modernization. What's better, his subject is not Chinese letter but Korean Hangul, which is the essential part of art with its identity that can survive this century.
 Jeon, jun-yeop  painter