Jong Jin Park

Memory, Ordinary day in the 1970s

 K&P Gallery is pleased to present artist Jong jin Park. He expresses the emotions of generations of Koreans in the 70's and 80's.


He has prepared an artist statement for viewers in order to allow us to grasp a better understanding of his viewpoints and passion:


I want to give a small relief gift to help the recovery of the emotions felt during the 70's and 80's. Generations in the present day, experiencing the cultural retardation in the rapidly changing content floods and taking up the share of social roles. Through my work, I invited the emotions of healing inherent in each person's mind. I helped the busy life of the modern man and the family lost in the generational gap, and found the "me" of the dreamy childhood hidden behind the name of the parent or the spouse. We all want to give positive energy.

Statement

 

During my time, as a child we had to study a lot. From the moment, you experience cultural retardation and become accustomed to what you see, there is always a high level of difficulty to overcome before reaching a similar distance. People were having children around middle school and college. When I look back over 10 years, I can feel the emotions of my childhood that makes my heart warmer and creates such a nostalgia that fills my entire soul and body.

 

 

Unlike play that can be done alone, childhood play in Korea has grown by naturally accepting and cultivating a culture that understands and cares about each other.

 

As a part of the baby boom generation, I grew up with many children my age around me. When I was a child, I distinctly remember when I was given a new bed. I put a new cotton thread on my bed, and a thread on the needle. It was like a ritual. I have very fond memories of that time. 

 

I want to convey the warmth by adding props containing the nostalgic sounds of childhood memories on the futon.

 

It is a metaphor for the way in which the modern people are dismantled by their formative colors and colors, such as the different thicknesses of bedding, colorful colors, pillows in the middle, and rice bowls for late returning families.

 

I want to give a small relief gift to help the recovery of the emotions felt during the 70's and 80's. Generations in the present day, experiencing the cultural retardation of the rapidly changing content floods and taking up the share of social roles.

 

Pressed

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