Inside “Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink and Contemporary Brush.”

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Park Dae Sung is one of the greatest Korean ink masters to discover this winter in Los Angeles. Explores his masterpieces portraying contemporary landscapes and objects.

Here is a look at” Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink and Contemporary Brush.”

Traditional technique and contemporary subjects

This series of eight artworks reveal the art of ink painting. With a single brush, the artist controls his movement and ink density.

Look closely at the brushstrokes to apprehend the artist’s technique.

Namsan in Gyeongju – Ink on paper
Blue Montain and White Clouds – Ink on paper

About the artist

Park Dae Sung is a calligrapher and ink painter.

Born in 1945 in South Korea, the self-taught artist began with calligraphic practice and imitated Korean and Chinese ink Masters. He traveled a lot in Asia, especially on the Silk Road. During his journey, he sketched sceneries and used them to paint when he was back to his studio.

Highlights

Diamond Mountain (2004)

Park Dae Sung traveled to Diamond Mountain in North Korea. He painted it from memory and re-imagined it from a bird-eye-view perspective.

Snow at Bulguksa Temple (1996)

Bulguksa Temple is the largest artwork in the exhibit. The artist used Korean mulberry paper to capture the snowing environment. The result is impressive: a few brushstrokes created a quiet, whitening, and silent scape.

Article based on my visit in November 2022

Ready to explore the art of ink painting?


*COVID-19 update as of January 2023*

– Please wear a mask and practice a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others

– Please check LACMA’s health and safety protocols before your visit


Plan your visit:

  • Exhibit on view from July 17, 2022 – February 5, 2023
  • Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00am – 8:00pm on Friday and, 10:00 am-7:00pm on weekend. Closed on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • Admission: $25 per adult, free after 3 pm Monday-Friday for L.A County resident. Advance timed-entry reservations are recommended.
  • Duration: I spent 45 minutes discovering it.
  • Parking: paid on-site lot and street parking
  • More information is available at https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/park-dae-sung-virtuous-ink-and-contemporary-brush

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