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Park Daesung’s Solo Exhibition “Sublime Beauty of Sosan” on View Through March 24, 2024, at Gana Art Center

“Sublime Beauty of Sosan” Installation view ©Gana Art Center

Gana Art presents “Sublime Beauty of Sosan” by Park Daesung (b. 1945, pen-name: Sosan), a pioneer of modernizing traditional ink painting through March 24.

This exhibition is to commemorate the past two years of the journey of Park who toured eight global institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College to show his aesthetic world overseas and expand the potential of Korean ink painting, finding new horizon of Hangukhwa (Korean Painting).

The exhibition including works featured at touring exhibitions and recently completed shows the most mature form of the themes and medium that Park explored throughout his career and spotlights his originality that got traction in the global art scene. And, the exhibition focuses on Park’s large-scale landscape, which was particularly praised during the tour.

Park Daesung is an artist who has established independent territory in the Korean art scene by cultivating a unique painting style while succeeding the Korean ink painting traditions.

He held his solo exhibitions at various institutions in Korea and aboard such as University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA, US, 2023), Hood Museum of Art (Dartmouth College) (Hanover, NH, US, 2022), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA, US, 2022), Gana Insa Art Center (Seoul, 2021), and Asia Society Art Museum (New York, NY, US, 2015). And he participated group exhibitions including “Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images” (San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, US, 2023), “Prayer for Life” (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea, 2022), “Deep Winter Landscape -凝重山水 – Winter” (Gana Art Center, Seoul, 2020).

His artworks are collected by lots of museums including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Ho-am Art Museum.

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