Park Sung Ok explores the search for her true identity. The girls depicted in her work are the projection of artist’s identity and alter egos. The artist seeks to understand and visualise true self. Every time she encounters the self, she questions rather it is modified alter ego to be presented to or unvarnished ego.

 

The process of creating work is considered as contemplation by the artist. “My art is time-consuming work. “For me, repeatedly layering 2-3 mm pencil strokes to form side and figure is meditative exercise,” says the artist. She begins with outlining the girl’s face, puts her in a position, and juxtaposes objects to complete another version of the self. The subtle shades and dreamlike quality resonate with the viewers.  

 

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