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Narrow Path

Myung Jin Song2006

Korean Art Museum Association

Korean Art Museum Association

Green tentacles fill the entire painting along with a narrow white path, similar to a “part” in someone’s hair. The green color reminds us of plants, on the other hand, the tentacle-like shapes and the part remind us of some type of animal. The combination of these characteristics brings out the neutrality between plants and animals. Also, this “part” always shows the 2D white canvas that is behind the tentacles. This shows the contrast of a 3D object fastened to a 2D plane.

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  • Title: Narrow Path
  • Creator: Song, Myung Jin, 송명진
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Physical Dimensions: w1167 x h910 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Critic's Note: A Narrative of Paintings within a Painting How Are Different Levels of Paintings’ Subject Matters Combined? ....Briefly, though addressing ‘flatness’ as an inherent characteristic of painting governed by Modernism, Myungjin Song suggested, as a sort of solution to the condition of painting, a reinforcement or intervention of a monotone surface through ambiguous forms that stir up the viewer’s thoughts instead of employing a high level of abstraction or an exploration into materiality. In , there are surfaces that seem to be turned over toward the backside on the entirely green canvas. Here, despite figurative depictions, her pictures were still conceptually conscious of flatness as an identity of painting. While flatness of painting played a primary role, figurative depiction served as a secondary motif and contributed to the entire composition by encompassing both levels of intellect and sensation. When looking at her recent paintings, we find that Song takes a bit of a different path from her earlier methodology in relation to meta-narrative and anecdotal images. Seemingly, Song’s work can look too obvious, but in actuality she tries quite a complicated attempt of associating these two different levels and constructs her own artistry….
  • Artist's Education: Hongik University. Seoul, Korea. M.F.A., Painting.

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