Lot 628
  • 628

Park Jina

60,000 - 80,000 HKD
bidding is closed


  • Park Jina
  • Section J
  • oil on canvas
signed in English and dated 2014 on the reverse, framed


One and J Gallery, Seoul
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Decelerating Time

Section J (Lot 628) captures an ordinary moment of flux and anonymity in a Korean subway station, evoking the pensive yet soothing ambiance that is uniquely characteristic of Park Jina's paintings. An acclaimed and accomplished artist who held her first solo exhibition at Kumsan Gallery, Seoul in 2002, Park reconstructs photographic snapshots into exquisite paintings, employing fluid brushwork, thinly glazed layers and atmospheric lighting to conjure up precious slices of stilled time. Never failing to encapsulate the beauty of transient moments and in-between places, Park's forte lies in her treatment of the mundane and the banal: whether portraying gallery openings, personal outings with friends or neutral airport scenes, Park coaxes out a magical quality of mystery and ephemerality. Her works are wholly devoid of allegorical references or symbolism, quietly content in their neutral, enclosed and nonchalant depictions of everyday life.

Artist Biography

Park Jina (b. 1974, South Korea) is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Fine Arts and received her Masters in Fine Art from London's Chelsea College of Art & Design. She was named Kumho Young Artist in 2004 and awarded the Sungkok Artist of Tomorrow Award in 2008. In the same year Park participated in the 2008 Gwangju Biennale. She participated in a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts Paris in 2009, and her works at the group exhibition "Between" at ONE AND J. Gallery in Seoul was reviewed in the January 2009 edition of Artforum. Recent solo exhibitions include "Neon Grey Terminal" at Hite Collection, Seoul (2014); "One and One" at ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul (2012) and "Two Stories" at Hyundai Window Gallery, Seoul (2011).