Chaotic collages of smiling women and bedroom whispers that mask our darkest projections. Speed streaks generate constant calls to action. Drawings exude a yearning for liberation. Emancipation from societal constraints never quite materialises.
Anna Park’s first museum exhibition outside the United States presents a new body of her signature large-scale black and white drawings that feverishly capture the spirit of contemporary life. Concerned with the perpetual visibility and alienated self-awareness prevalent in our times, Park is a prominent new figure in drawing today.
Born in Daegu in 1996, Park has swiftly gained recognition for her richly detailed charcoal and ink works on paper that teeter between figuration and expressive abstraction. Inspired by popular culture, communal experiences, and more intimate interpersonal exchanges, Park addresses the cultural construction and perception of identity, sexuality, and power within our increasingly media-saturated social environments.

Anna Park | Look, Look. Exhibits at the Art Gallery of Western Australian 20 Apr – 08 Sep 2024, complemented by the digital screen presentation until September 2024.”

(Image Credit: Anna Park, Sweet Nothings, 2022, ink, acrylic, charcoal, and paper on panel, 233.7 x 173 x 5.1 cm. Photo: Evan Walsh © Anna Park, Courtesy of the artist and BLUM, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo)