ABOUT THE THREE GRACES
Artist: Park Hyung Jin
Land of Origin: South Korea
The Three Graces is a departure from HyungJin’s previous work in more than one way. The work features multiple characters against a dark, warm backdrop which gives room for the bronziness and multiple moods of the female subjects to emerge.
The scene has a contrasting depth and power, capturing a shorter moment than most of his almost ‘still-life portraits’ from recent years. Strength and dominance are featured in quiet ways that imply a sensual connection. All at once, Greek graces have been adapted to images of Korean Goddesses.
While still highly recognizable as a Park HyungJin, this work arrives with a voice of its own. HyungJin masters the fusion of Hyperrealism, rooted in Western art history and an idealism (representing the idea/ideal rather than the physical appearance). that has traditionally been such as a central tenet in Asian art. He has effectively netted and captured the nuances of subtle expression and intent in this beckoning feast for the eyes.