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On Tilt
3 October – 13 November
T293 Rome

For her first solo show in Europe, Anna Park (South Korea, 1996) presents at T293 a new series of charcoal drawings that weaves in and out of representation to abstraction.

Anna Park – as she describes herself – is a natural people-watcher. In her childhood, by constantly moving from one city to another, she developed a voyeuristic approach to life that later became evident in her artistic practice. The careful observation of those contrasting experienced environments serves as an investigation of human and social behaviour, that the artist then translates into a personal level through her distinct style.

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Anna Park
Thank Me Later, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 182.88 cm (60 × 72 inches)

 

”I begin by laying things out in a very gestural way and then I’ll add in elements from other references if they seem to fit the composition. How I want the viewer’s eye to travel around the piece is something that is always in the back of my mind.” 

Anna Park

 

Anna Park
Save My Spot, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 218.44 cm (60 × 86 inches)
 
 

Anna Park
This is America, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 223.52 cm (60 × 88 inches)

 

 

Anna Park
Pass Me Another, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 121.92 cm (60 × 48 inches)

 

 

Anna Park
Coin Flip, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
208.28 × 152.4 cm (82 × 60 inches)

 

artist’s portfolio

Anna Park
Goose, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
175.26 × 121.92 cm (69 × 48 inches)
 
 

Anna Park
Stick with Me, Kid, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 193 cm (60 × 76 inches)
 
 

Anna Park
Untitled, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 162.56 cm (60 × 64 inches)
 
 

Anna Park
You Rang?, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
152.4 × 106.68 cm (60 × 42 inches)

 

“I actually get my references from really cheesy/awful stock imagery and memes from the internet. And from that point on, I pick and choose aspects of the photos that draw me in the most and integrate my imagination with them. I find it funny how searching up such benign statements on the internet provides an endless amount of unexpected (and at times disturbing) content.”

Anna Park

 

Do You Get It?, 2020
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
50 × 58 inches (127.00 × 147.32 cm)
 
 
I’m So Happy for You, 2019
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
43 × 63 inches (109.22 × 160.02 cm)
 
 
We’re all Winners Here, 2019
charcoal on paper / carboncino su carta
58 × 78 inches (147.32 × 198.12 cm)
 

Art on the Grid, curated by Public Art Fund, New York
Goose, 2020
Charcoal on paper
Courtesy the artist

 
Juxtapoz magazine
 
 
 
 

Anna Park (b.1996) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from South Korea, she moved to the United States to pursue a formal art education. For eight years she lived in Utah and studied at the Visual Art Institute. She then came to New York to attend Pratt Institute for her undergraduate degree. After attending two years there, she went to the New York Academy of Art to complete the Certificate of Fine Arts Program, from where she recently received her Masters program. Her work was recently featured at Blum and Poe LA, Public Art Fund, NY and Half Gallery NY. 

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