Korean Artist Project: Park, Dae Cho is one of 21 outstanding artists selected by the Korean Artist Project. The Korean Artist Project is a global online website which aims to promote Korean contemporary artists hosted by the Ministy of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea and organized by the Korean Art Museum Association. KAP has launched with a three-year plan spanning from 2011 to 2013. At the first step in 2011, art professionals and critics selected 21 artists, and curators from 13 private art museums organized their virtual solo exhibitions. KAP would love to introduce a diverse spectrum of Korean contemporary art to the global audience. Through these efforts, KAP will play a significant role in the promotion and development of Korean contemporary art. Also, the KAP will become a useful platform, which will serve as a stepping-stone to create cultural exchange and global networks with diverse art people. Please visit www.koreanartistproject.com
Critic's Note: The Blamelessness of Children
Dae Cho Park makes affecting works that reference the cool world of media and the greater circumstances, not without grief, of contemporary experience. He works by painting over photographs of children, joining two mediums to portray his subjects in a kind of purgatory.
Park also makes affecting works that reference the cool world of media and the greater circumstances, not without grief, of contemporary experience. He works by painting over photographs of children, joining two mediums to portray his subjects in a kind of purgatory. Park’s treatment of serious questions of esthetic import suggests that he is committed to a wide-ranging, philosophical vision of real life. In many ways, like the midcareer artists of his generation, he straddles the difficulties facing not only Korean society but the global situation at large. His work presupposes an awareness of modernism and its postmodern developments, and the elegance of his surfaces make it clear that he is very aware of the lure of the gilded image, the photograph’s ability to stop time.
even if only for a moment. The resulting images captivate in the instant they are viewed, but they also deserve greater meditation, in keeping with the serious implications of their content. This is work of its time, but there is also the suggestion that there is a future for them as documents of a challenged and challenging international Korea.
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Artist's Education: Sangmyung University. Seoul, Korea. M.F.A., Korean Painting.Sangmyung University. Doctorial Course in Plasitc Arts & Design.
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