Park Ji-Sook expresses the intrinsic relationship of humans and nature within the dynamic circulating energy of life. Her striking series of organic and linear motifs represent the interwoven lines of life, endless connections between body and nature, on the universal continuum of birth, death and rebirth. Natural processes such as breathing and circulation found in organic forms are gently rendered on canvas as a galaxy of circuitous intersecting fronds emanating from multiple centres of life. Similarly, Park’s works of lines and dots continue the life-cycle concept - linear sprouts bursting from innumerable seeds, converging and overlapping, growing then dying. The artist’s abstract works reminds us of our interconnectedness with the order of nature - “We human beings live in the nature and recognize our existence and human life through nature.”
Born in 1963, Park received her Ph.D., M.F.A. and B.F.A. from Hongik University in Seoul and is currently a professor in the Arts Education department at Seoul National University of Education. Working with pencil, pen or ink in combination with acrylic, the artist believes in dynamic creative freedom- allowing the network of lines, dots and organic forms to flow freely onto her canvas.
Her works have been exhibited widely in Japan, Beijing, China, Germany, France and New York, and commissioned by numerous institutions including Faber-Castell (250th anniversary), Perrier-Jouët and others.
Many entities collect her work including: the National Hyundai Museum, Hongik University Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sungkok Art Museum; Korean embassies in Myanmar, Japan and Sweden; and the corporate collections of Siemens, Daewoo Motors and Lego Korea.