Jangmee Park is one of the current Resident Artists participating in the City of Mississauga’s Resident Artist Program at the Living Arts Centre.
Painting and Drawing
Jangmee grew up in Seoul, South Korea and enjoys nature and music, which are both significant influences in her art. After graduating with a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Ewha Women’s University in Korea, she moved to Canada in 2000 and continued to create paintings and drawings to visually express her feelings about the world.
She creates water-based drawings and collages with materials including pencil, pencil crayons, paper and magazines. With these products Jangmee expresses what is hidden in the shapes and colours on the canvas.
Her works have been shown in solo and group shows in both Korea and Canada from 1992 to the present.
Painting is a visual language that she uses to communicate her inner self. Since all events are experienced by both the conscious and subconscious, she uses both realist and abstract images, intentionally and unintentionally, to express this duality of experience within her paintings. This combination of both conscious and unconscious images constitutes a means of self-expression and a screen upon which the viewer may project their own experiences and imagination. Her paintings are not an end in themselves, but an intermediary process in a joint journey of self-discovery, which she shares with her audience.
Like dreams, art is a colourful blend of imagination and experience. Jangmee channels her personal language of art into abstract paintings in layers and stories. Her life, attitude, feelings, and how she sees the world is reflected in her paintings.