Member Previews—Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink, Contemporary Brush
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Tue, 05/03/2022 – 09:51
Park Dae Sung was born in 1945, the official end of both the Japanese colonization of Korea and WWII. In 1950, during the Korean War, his parents were killed by Communist soldiers, and he found solace in painting. Self-taught, Park has spent time in China, walked the Silk Road, and searched for the meaning of hanja (Chinese characters), the aesthetic foundation of his calligraphy and paintings.
Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink, Contemporary Brush spotlights paintings in Park’s signature style that catapulted the respected artist to the next level. With a single brush, he portrays his subjects by effortlessly fusing the aesthetics of East and West. This intimate exhibition invites the viewer to really see the brushstrokes and compositions up close. The two smaller paintings give us a sense of Park’s wide range of skills, from the hyperrealism of a Joseon bowl to the bird that emerges from one stroke.
Members receive unlimited access. Advanced timed-entry tickets are required. Access to Member Previews is a benefit of membership and as such is restricted to LACMA members only. Children accompanied by LACMA members are welcome in Member Preview galleries, but please note that discounted guest tickets purchased by members do not grant guests admission to Member Preview galleries.
For LACMA members only
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Image credit: Park Dae Sung, Snow at Bulguk Temple, 1996, © Park Dae Sung, photo courtesy of the artist