L’artista coreano Jihyun Park realizza delicatissimi disegni paesaggistici utilizzando una procedura creativa davvero singolare.
La tecnica di Park consiste nel bucare, con elevatissima precisione, fogli di carta di riso adoperando un bastoncino di incenso incandescente per ottenere minuscoli fori che, a seconda della dimensione e dell’intensità della bruciatura, accostati gli uni agli altri, formano il soggetto.
After reading the books, like Gulliver’s Travels, Utopia, and Erewhon, and seeing the Japanese animation Castle in the Sky, I became inspired to develop a relationship between the concept of utopia and the materials I use in my work. The burning of incense sticks creates emptiness where once was substance, both in the stick and the paper after their usage. At the same time, the emptiness creates space in the paper and empty spaces show new images. The holes in the paper allow one’s eyes to see shadows. While at the same time, light is reflected from the varnished canvas through these holes. This balance between light and dark, substance and emptiness is the essence of ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang.’ And through this balance, utopia is achieved.Jihyun Park
ARTIST. Jihyun Park
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