Park Seo Jun
While studying in France and also upon the first few years following his return to Korea, Dae Ho Guk produced abstract color paintings where different color dimensions were placed in parallel. After this phase, he gradually moved on to presenting delicate and subtle 'in-between colors'. The works were based on his strenuous exploration of 'colors' as a connecting link.
After graduating from Seoul National University with a degree in Painting, he went to École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and also studied plastic arts in the University of Paris 8. Since 1995, he has been active in the exhibition circuit, both with solo and group exhibitions. He won the 'This Year's Young Artist' award given by the Paris' Galleries Association and sponsored by École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1996. In 1997, he had the honor of winning the Grand Prize at Novembre à Vitry. His works have been purchased by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gyeonggi Museum of Art, the Busan Museum of Art and the Vitry Municipal Gallery in France.
Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist, created "Great Gigantic Pumpkin," a huge pumpkin covered in dot patterns. Yayoi Kusama used her art to overcome the trauma of her unfortunate childhood. Pumpkin in particular is a significant emblem for her that represents a peaceful spiritual home from her youth. (After singing the line of a children’s song that begins, “My pumpkin-like face, how ungainly it is."/optional). Why don't we explore the other charms of the pumpkin in a work that depicts a pumpkin, which used to stand for ugliness, in a bright yellow color and a familiar circle pattern?