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John Park Renders Gloomy yet Fascinating Illustrations

 - Apr 16, 2012
References: thinkspacegallery & sweet-station
These paintings by John Park are subtle in tone, but still fascinating. Park's selective choice of bold hues, shades and texture permits his work to stand out, almost like the work of certain graffiti artists.

This Los Angeles-based artist and teacher incorporates a fair amount of classical influences in the pop surrealist movement. Park studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where he trained in classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy; his aim is to attempt to revitalize the classical influences in everyday art.

These latest illustrations depict expressionless subjects that project a lonesome feeling. All the faces are dull with only slight body language indications that leave viewers to interpret the meaning.