JAE KON PARK (1937-1993)

Born in South Korea, Park Jae Kon (1937 – 1993) attended Seoul National University of Fine Art. Not long after graduating, Park Jae Kon left Korea with his wife and two daughters. He and his family traveled widely, eventually settling in Argentina. He spent the rest of his life in South America, traveling to various regions and using the landscape and cultural history as inspiration for his artworks. As an artist, his output spanned various media, styles, and subject matter, producing work that ranged from gestural abstract expressionism and typographic woodcuts.

Throughout his career, travel continued to inspire him. Park Jae Kon created abstract landscapes that reflect the colors and light of the Andes Mountains and geometric abstractions that incorporate iconography from the South America’s ancient civilizations. Park Jae Kon himself found a deep spiritual resonance with South American and Indian cultural history, and his work captures this personal connection to Aztec, Incan, and Hindu iconography. In his later work, Park Jae Kon attempted to reconcile his Korean identity with his adopted homeland of South America. These works often combine the colors and patterns of ancient Incan and Aztec art with traditional Korean iconography. He was one of the first recognized Korean international artists of the post war period, with 33 international exhibitions, as well as 17 solo exhibitions, including a 2008 retrospective at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea.

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31 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.
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39 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
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21 x 18 in.
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24 x 28 3/4 in.
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24 x 28 3/4 in.
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Life and Roots
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28 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
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Life and Roots
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25 1/2 x 20 5/8 in.
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28 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
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Nature's Mechanisms
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6 x 7 3/4 in.
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Argentinian Frogs
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12 x 10 1/4 in.
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22 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.
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11 x 13 1/2 in.
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25 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 1 in.
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35 1/2 x 45 1/2 in.
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36 x 46 in.
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51 1/4 x 64 in.
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36 x 45 1/2 in.
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About Patterns
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9 1/4 x 11 in.
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Birds of Spring
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10 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.
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America Series
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6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.
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Twice-drawn Bird
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10 1/2 x 12 in.
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The Incan Sun
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6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
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About Ancient Korea
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9 1/4 x 13 in.
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Life
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9 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
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About Ancient Mexico
batik on fabric
10 x 9 1/2 in.
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The Mystery of America
batik on fabric
6 x 8 1/4 in.
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About Patterns
batik on fabric
12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.
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Twice-drawn Bird
batik on fabric
10 1/2 x 12 in.
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About Ancient Korea
batik on fabric
11 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.
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resin and acrylic
23 3/4 x 23 3/4 in.
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52 1/4 x 64 1/2 in.
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28 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
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35 1/4 x 46 in.
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45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in.
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The Mystery Series
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13 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.
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Life and Roots
oil on canvas
28 x 20 1/2 in.
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America Series
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13 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.
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oil on canvas
55 1/4 x 55 1/2 in.
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10 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
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The Incan Sun
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10 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
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Mystery of the Artic
ink on paper
14 x 12 1/2 in.
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The Incan Sun
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10 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.
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oil on canvas
38 x 51 in.
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19 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.
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Life Roots
ink on paper
12 1/4 x 9 in.
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oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
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38 1/4 x 51 1/2
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31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.
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25 1/4 x 35 in.
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44 1/4 x 64 in.
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35 x 33 7/8 in.
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oil on canvas
44 1/8 x 57 1/4 in.