The Korean artist and illustrator is inspired by nature and memories of her childhood. Her digital paintings evoke the aesthetic effect of watercolours. The semi-transparent human figures appear to melt into their surroundings. This blending effect creates an impression of transience and lends the images a narrative flow. Nostalgic and yet unreal, her subjects serve an ambivalent symbolism that defies linear interpretation. Pak introduces references to traditional Korean art, but frees herself from a strict iconological reading.
With this memorable imagery, Pak succeeds in depicting complex, even contrasting emotions in an artistic style. The flat composition produces a distinctive Southeast Asian aesthetic, yet the atmospheric images also have a surreal quality. In recognition of the recurrent theme of the hidden face, as in the piece “Horizon”, we are reminded a little of René Magritte. As we look at these unique, poetic pieces, we long to immerse ourselves in the unfathomable depths of their meaning.
|1984||Born in Seoul, South Korea|
|2011-2013||Studied Visual Arts at the Art and Design School in Valenciennes, France|
|2013-Present||Lives and works as a freelance Illustrator in Seoul, South Korea|