4me4you features contemporary painter Sun-Kyo Park – ’huddle around the park.’
Finding inspiration from his childhood memories of gathering, praying, and connecting with family and relatives in the neighbourhood, the word “huddle” reminds Park of the human, basic survival need for warmth in today’s society, where people are tightly interconnected with one another in metaphysical ways.
The soulful individuals in Park’s artwork look to the viewer intently, seemingly waiting for the beholder to gaze back into their eyes to build a connection with roots deep beneath the surface.
In setting the figures in his paintings in the same posture and space, however, Park explores how we are wildly different, yet fundamentally the same.
Park’s observation of people is deeply contemplative. The artist believes that a person’s facial expression reveals their emotions and history, and when he paints a character, he makes use of their body, clothes, background, and other surrounding elements to complete a well-rounded yet harmonious impression of who they are at their core.