Jaeho Park: Obsession, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman on 29 July, 2014

in Event Notices, Exhibition news, Mokspace, Park Jaeho, Photography

New’s of the latest exhibition at Mokspace:

Jaeho Park: Obsession

29th July – 9th August 2014
Mokspace | 33 Museum Street | London | WC1A 1LH | www.mokspace.com
Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm | Sunday by appointment.

Jaeho Park

MOKSPACE warmly invites you to indulge in ‘Obsession,’ an exposition by Korean artist and photographer Jaeho Park.

The exhibition is composed of two parallel investigations into human localisation and culture. ‘Obsession in Paris and London’ is the product of a forensically styled search carried out by the artist in our capital. After collecting 1000 objects from London and Paris’ streets, the artist selected samples of 4 in London and 5 in Paris of the most commonly occurring objects. A protracted process of sorting, photographing and curating these found objects has blossomed into ‘Obsession in Paris and London’.

The artist’s work builds its own socio-cultural identity according to his encounters with the city, and his images trace the changes in his environment over time. The theme of repetition, of repeated encounters and acquisitions in the city streets, suggests an obsessive desire to crystallise and reify the moment of discovery.

The second part of Jaeho Park’s solo exhibition is entitled ‘Obsession in Apples,’ in which the artist holds a lens to the role that iconic apples have played in the cultivation of human localisation. His foci are specifically Eve’s apple, Newton’s apple, and Paris’ golden apple from the (much artistically exploited) Judgement of Paris narrative in Greek mythology. Park uses novel technologies, including computer graphics and 3D printing, to reconfigure digitally these famed narratives and historic moments for a 2014 audience.

About the artist:

Jaeho Park completed a Master in Fine Arts at the Hongik University, followed by a Master in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster.

After working for many years as a university professor, designer and curator in South Korea, Park began to direct his time and energy into producing photographic art. He now lives in London, and he has been working here as a photographic artist since 2011.

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