“I express feelings restrained while drawing rough enough to get tired myself. "
- Kie Soo Park
Kie Soo Park (1949~2016) strives to absorb mountains on his painting as the symbol of the endless catholicity that involves all creatures, the sublime appearance and the masculine power. Above all, it is the spirit and energy of magnificent of mountains that is the symbol of dynamic movement. To illuminate the essence of mountain in creative way, it could be limited to the expository real description. In other words, it can be contained the powerful expression of visual image, the sprite of life by the textures revealing the physical power as it is, or the energy of mountain.
At his young age, Park spent most of his time dwelling in the mountains, which gave characteristics of innocence and reminiscence that are portrayed through his use of primary colors and rhythmic atmosphere. The thick layers of intense and soft oil paintings produce not only vigorous sensation of the mountains but also the quietness of the mother's breast. Tranquil touch of the brush, which incorporates magnificent landscape of mountains that are consisted of pure colors, defines the styles of his paintings.
His work from the beginning to the present has been consistently painted in thick colors. And it was expressed in the strong brushwork beyond his capacity. It was achieved in the successive activity applying thick colors to the painting. This can be told about the moral question of expression. In the process of work, the form is out of consideration. The form of mountain was barely revealed by black outlines during repetitive thick brushing of colors.
Kie Soo Park was born in Sacheon, Gyeong-nam province in Korea. He earned his master’s degree in Western Painting at Kyunghee University, Korea. He received a merit-based Scholarship and a “Red Dot” award from The Art Students League of New York. His works have been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions in his life, including Insa Art Center, Seoul; Hyundae Gallery, Busan; Korean-French Contemporary Art Exhibition, Milano, Italy; London Amimamus Art Salon, London, UK; Tenri Gallery, New York; Flushing Town Hall, New York; Gallery d’Arte, New York; Hutchins Gallery in Long Island University, New York; and The United Nations, New York.
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