Jina PARK
(b. 1980, Korea)
Cabinets of Curiosities are spaces of ancient Europe that have regained their popularity in recent years. It is a space that represents the interests and fascinations of the owner. More importantly, it contains objects that the owner wants to grasp and understand. In this sense, these spaces are similar to the essence of painting. In her paintings, Jina Park displays images that she derived during her life in Germany. Many of the images hold a sense of unfamiliarity, isolation and confusion. It was the artist’s way of processing this new information and collecting these objects and creatures in her personal Cabinet of Curiosity.

Park majored in Korean painting. The process of preparing the paint requires fine, pigmented powders and the application of layers of meticulously crafted colors. Additionally, she has adopted egg tempera technique in her artwork, an ancient medium that is time-consuming and painstaking.

Jina Park was born in Korea in 1980. In 2003, Park obtained her BFA in Oriental Painting from Korea University. In 2012, she attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions since 2007 in Seoul and Vienna, and in group exhibitions since 2005. Notable galleries and museums include Uferhallen (Berlin), Hangaram Museum of Art (Seoul), Beck & Eggeling Gallery (Dusseldorf, Germany), and Gallery Lee (Berlin), amongst many others. The artist currently lives and works in Berlin.

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