Eyes Float in Glasses Filled with Colorful Liquids Unsettles Still Life Traditions with Surreal, Soured Temptations

eyes float in glasses filled with colorful liquids Unsettles Still Life Traditions with Surreal, Soured Temptations—from realism and infuse her paintings with the expressive creating decadent scenes with recurring motifs like eyes and fish

 

 

From Realism And Infuse Her Paintings With The Expressive Creating Decadent Scenes With Recurring Motifs Like Eyes And Fish

 

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▎In a brief email exchange about her work,  GaHee Park references freedom several times.  The Seoul-born, Montréal-based artist wants  to liberate herself from realism and infuse her paintings with the expressive, simplified qualities of abstraction, creating decadent scenes with recurring motifs like eyes and fish. “I like to think about every subject of my work, including animals and human figures, as part of a still life. That gives me more freedom to make images,”

 

In Working in flat planes of oil on linen, Park envisions  surreal tablescapes and moments of intimacy gone awry,  and she begins each piece with a preliminary sketch. “Sometimes I keep these drawings for a few years in a drawer until my confidence in the image grows, and I am ready to make it a painting.”   “I often use some images or motifs from previous paintings  so I can play  with familiar forms more freely, exploring variations to go deeper into those subjects.”

 

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Park often returns to flesh, whether it be on the human body, fruit, or fish. Appearing seductive yet spoiled by hordes of ants or incongruous feelings, the more carnal aspects of her works reflect on the pains and pleasures of being alive in the world. In pieces like “Drowned Thought” and “Waiting with the Fishes,”  eyes float in glasses filled with colorful liquids Unsettles Still Life Traditions with Surreal, Soured Temptations, “reflecting different emotions and states of consciousness,”  The motif “could be to freeze a particular moment or show multiple moments or states of mind at the same time.”

 

Fish have a more personal role for the artist. “My grandmother sold fresh fish in a market in Korea, and I have always spent time with (dead) fish and seafood. Observing them from a young age probably makes me want to paint them,” she says. “There’s something familiar about them for me, but they also still seem very alien.”

 

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Park will open her next solo show, Fun and Games, on February 24 at Perrotin in New York and currently follow her from realism and infuse her paintings with the expressive creating decadent scenes with recurring motifs like eyes and fish.

 

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eyes float in glasses filled with colorful liquids Unsettles Still Life Traditions with Surreal, Soured Temptations—from realism and infuse her paintings with the expressive creating decadent scenes with recurring motifs like eyes and fish
“Bloemen en kaas” (2022), oil on canvas, 160 x 140 centimeters.

 

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