The common interest of MeeNa Park and Sasais ‘collecting objects and data, documenting, enumerating, organizing and analyzing.’ The difference between them is merely the method of artistic realization. If MeeNa Park incorporates traditional canvas and paint and combines various patterns to project new symbols, Sasa extracts new elements from existing images using various medium such as photography, video, and installation.
Strictly speaking, there are no ‘collaborative’ works in MEENA&SASAKUKJE080307-080406; however, this is resolved by incorporating their common interest and experience as their method of cooperation. As a result, contrast and harmony is achieved in three different spaces of the gallery.
MeeNa Park and Sasa was born in Korea in the early 70s. They received education both in Korea and the U.S. MEENA&SASAKUKJE080307-080406 is MeeNa Park and Sasa’s 5th exhibition as a pair starting from the exhibition at Ssamzie space at 2003. They showed their works at Ho-am gallery in 2003 and in Ilmin museum of art at 2007.
For MeeNa, this exhibition at Kukje gallery is her 2nd exhibition since her 3-man-show in 2004 and for Sasa, this is his first exhibition.
Interest in pattern and color is the center of MeeNa Park’s art world.
In her works, she tries to mutate the symbolic image of the dingbat font into a form which can be used/ accepted easily in the ordinary life by distributing it randomly.
Through mixing-up the dingbat-fonts, the artist archives and presents the figureless info of the dingbat, and through it exhibits’ a yet ‘new’ pattern in the process through canvas and acrylic paint
Sasa expresses his interest by adapting/ re-interpreting ready-made objects and circumstances.
By enumerating significant incidents which matches the standards of the ‘picked’ incidents or laying out happenings that are derived from a memorable event within history couldn’t have been possible if it had not been for the accumulation of his knowledge and its appropriate usage generated by his life as a collector. In other words, his life itself is the motive power in connecting efficient loop between art, society and his personal life.