Korean sculptor Park Sung Tae first New York solo – picture feast

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Park Sung Tae’s first New York solo closed at ArtGate Gallery in late March this year (2011). The exhibition was split into two editions: the first showcased his horse and bronze works and ran from 24 February to 9 March; and in the second, which ran from 10 March to 30 March, the artist presented his human wire mesh works.

Park Sung Tae, exhibition view. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, exhibition view. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park’s human and animal forms are shaped using fine wire mesh, which he sometimes covers with fabric, polyurethane and white paint, and bronze. He believes that canvas and paint alone are inadequate mediums with which to convey his perception of emotion and spirit and this belief has been the driving force behind this latest collection.

Click here to visit the ArtGate Gallery website for more on the exhibition.

Reviewer David A. Brubaker – in his essay titled Soul and Intimate Embodiment: Sung Tae Park’s “Cassiopeia” Series – said,

What Park accomplishes with his sculptures is truly remarkable: he makes use of materials, such as wire, polyurethane and white paint, not to represent human history as fact but to convey individual persons as unique, irreplaceable interiors of embodied life.

Park Sung Tae, 'Cassiopeia-Earth', 2010, aluminum wire mesh, fabric, mixed media, 9 pieces, dimension variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Cassiopeia-Earth', 2010, aluminum wire mesh, fabric, mixed media, 9 pieces, dimension variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, exhibition view. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, exhibition view. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Sung Tae Park, 'Rainbow-America', 2009, mixed media. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Rainbow-America', 2009, mixed media. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled', 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled', 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled, 2011, mixed media, #23. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled, 2011, mixed media, #23. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled (detail)', 2011, mixed media. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Untitled (detail)', 2011, mixed media. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Cassiopeia', 2010, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Cassiopeia', 2010, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Shadow Bridge', 2011, bronze. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

Park Sung Tae, 'Shadow Bridge', 2011, bronze. Image courtesy ArtGate Gallery.

About Park Sung Tae

Park Sung Tae (b. 1960, South Korea) graduated with an MFA from Seoul National University in South Korea in 1993, where he majored in Oriental Painting. He has held solo exhibitions since this time in his home country as well as in China, Russia and Macau. His work has been shown at numerous art fairs throughout Asia and beyond, including Art Singapore, Shanghai Contemporary Art, Shanghai Art Fair, Art Cologne, Melbourne Art Fair, Art Taipei, CIGE – China International Gallery Exposition, and more. Click here to visit the Park Sung Tae’s website.

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