Hanging InMay 5, 2023
Dawn CandyMay 9, 2023
Park Ja-il received a bachelor’s degree in ceramic art from Ewha Womans University in Korea in 2016, went to the same graduate school of Ewha Womans University, and received a master’s degree in ceramic art in 2018. At the time of her master’s graduation, she was awarded the school’s Outstanding Paper Award. After graduation, she received an alumni scholarship and held her first solo exhibition in 2018. She participated in several group exhibitions and participated in two Korean and one Indian residency programs. Park is currently living in Seoul, Korea.
I work to express my appreciation of the appearance on the border of new movements, such as moments of change in the environment and thoughts, into sculptures. What lies at the point of the boundary is not fixed and always changes its existence. I create figures that move toward that diversity. Moving toward diversity is about resisting boundaries that divide categories and frame them. A slime-like form with a fluid form between a liquid and a solid was suitable for expressing this. I wanted to express a form that made the sculpture forget the properties of the fixed material.
FLEX Resident 2023