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Artist of the Month: Sui Park

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Artist of the Month: Sui Park
"Sprout" by Sui Park was part of the Flux Public Art Projects at the 2016 Flux Art Fair (Image courtesy of the artist)

Our Artist of the Month this November is Korean artist Sui Park and her biomorphic sculptures.

Ms Sui Park is a New York based artist and an interior architect born in Seoul, Korea who creates flexible organic forms that are imbued with a sense of dynamism

Park has a BFA and MFA in Fiber Arts from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. She later went on to attain a BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 and a MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. Her education has majorly influenced Park’s artistic practice, leading her to consider alternative materials in creating her organic sculptures and structures.

"Journey" by Sui Park at the Gateway Gallery in Maryland Institute College of Art
Image courtesy of the artist

She describes her practice as the creation of “3-dimensional organic forms mostly and biomorphic shapes. They represent transitions and transformations in nature.” She employs the use of mass-produced man made industrial materials – namely Monofilament and Cable Ties – to create organic forms, playing on the way in which nature can be mimicked by Man, yet at the same time is static and lack the ability to evolve in the same way nature can.

"Wiggling III-1" by Sui Park
Cable Ties / 35.6cm x 55.9cm x 53.3cm / 14.0″ x 22.0″ x 21.0″/ Unique Work
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"Flow" at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Image courtesy of the artist
"Wiggling III-4" by Sui Park
Cable Ties / 40.6cm x 61.0cm x 50.8cm / 16.0″ x 24.0″ x 20.0″ / Unique Work
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At the same time, these materials are easily consumed, disposable and inexpensive, but by the act of the weaving, Park transforms them into “long-lasting visualisations via evoking and encapsulating our precious moments.” Park attempts to capture the subtle, yet continuous changes in our human emotions, sentiments, memories and expectations.

"Urban Shell" was part of Sui Park's thesis
Image courtesy of the artist

The dynamic nature of her work instantly activates and changes any space that they have been placed in with their unique shapes and forms. Versatile pieces, the works can be mounted on the wall, placed on the floor or even suspended from the ceiling. 

"Wiggling III-2" by Sui Park
Cable Ties / 30.5cm x 63.5cm x 41.9cm / 12.0″ x 25.0″ x 16.5″ / Unique Work
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Park has had solo exhibition with Denise Bibro Fine Art gallery and Kingsborough Community College in New York. She has also been shown at this year’s edition of Art Southampton and featured on websites such as Colossal. Her work has recently been acquired for a project with the Four Seasons hotel chain in Maldives.

 

 

See more of Sui Park's works here.


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