Critic's Note: The Sculpture of Gap and Rhythm
Park, Chan-Girl was able to find numerous possibilities that show the sculptures in an open way, without losing the attention of the great sculpture pieces. Additionally, he opposes the unique aura of masterpieces. With access to the form and volume, he overlays his imagination. A precise process is required that is different than the original piece. Accompanied by combining skills and arranging techniques, he is able to find different aesthetics to the space than the original work had. As mentioned before, the space between the steel tower surfaces is important. The visible elements that occur in the process of creating new relationships between the spaces are deep. Based on these elements, a unique space is created for review. Together, his sculptures can be considered to be the work of an opening and closing. In other words, he secured the view by opening the space between each unit. The flow of air that occurs in the space, as well as the niche of landscape shown through the gaps, is a part of the sculpture. It is a sculpture that is created by waves of layers and tiers. And, depending on which direction you are looking at the sculpture, the story changes.
Park gives a new breath to traditional sculpture and presents a rhythm to modern sculpture. Rather than locking the meaning inside the stainless structure, he places humor. He induces tactility through the panorama on the outside and allows eye contact with the viewer from the other side of the gap. The part left the possibility for a joyful sculpture open. A work of art to Park, Chan-Gul is conversations between two parties beyond the space of great meaning. Additionally, Park, Chan-Gul is the messenger who tells abundant stories about modern sculpture to the viewers.
Collection: Ligak Museum of Art
Artist's Education: Kyunghee University. Seoul, Korea. M.F.A., Sculpture.