This week we are continuing our artist of the day series in anticipation of the fast-approaching deadline for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013. Last year’s finalist for the Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture category was Kyunghee Park, whose sculpture Untitled won a space in the group exhibition at York St Mary’s; a beautiful and historic venue which will also form the backdrop for the shortlisted entries in this year’s Prize.
Untitled transcends the concept of time and value, moving beyond tangible appearances into a new and exciting temporality. Light is used to express the eternity of time; the reflections on transparent materials illuminate the enduring traditions that are often forgotten or adapted to contemporary life and everyday experience.
London-based Korean artist Kyunghee Park received her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art and has had works exhibited in the Bargehouse Gallery and Smokehouse Gallery in London. Her works focus on childhood memories and the importance of traditions in contemporary society. She represents herself by transforming materials into a shape and texture that resembles her metamorphosed skin.
To enter into the Art Prize 2013, register your pieces before 31 August: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Kyunghee Park, Untitled. Courtesy of Aesthetica.