Jim Park


Park's works reflect his profound interest in natural places, the relationships between different locations, and the ways in which these places interact with light. Influenced by the changing landscape and rapid globalization of cities he has lived in, his large-scale paintings function as a tangible record and re-creation of his mental and emotional experiences while walking through these landscapes.

For Park, the inspirational impact of natural and man-made light evokes both a sense of enigma and discovery, the quality of which he explores through his creation of atmospheric and sensory experiences of landscape shaped by time. His works are characterized by accidental, swift, and fluid mark-making techniques that evolve in an organic manner according to his subject matter.

Born in South Korea, Park grew up in a small city called Pohang. He is attracted to the use of large canvas for capturing the sense of loneliness that may be evoked by situations such as watching the waves crash on the beach. Previously an art director, he has since turned to painting full time. He hikes and sketches on Vancouver Island and a Levette Lake near Squamish, British Columbia. His work is collected both publicly and privately in North America.

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