This Collection by Artist Jieun Park Slowly Reveals Cities

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 27, 2013 • References: saatchionline and psfk
Scratching away at the surface of reality, paintings by South Korean artist Jieun Park look as if she tore away at the canvas to reveal a city lying within. Each painting plays with space as brushstrokes seemingly uncover metropolises. Abstract strokes which look like they were created by a giant brush mar the surface of the canvas. Park illustrated complex and colorful cities within the sweeping strokes to create a surreal effect.

Park's metropolis paintings were inspired by her love of travel. As she traveled from city to city, Park created paintings that capture the emotions of her adventures. As a result, each work is themed after a specific city. The collection captures scenes from places such as Busan, Firenze and Lyon.