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THE THREE GRACES

Park Hyung-Jin

2020

Oil on canvas       

180x322cm

Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch)1
Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 2
Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 3
Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 4
Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 5
Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch)1 Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 2 Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 3 Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 4 Park Hyung Jin, The Three Graces, 2016- 2020, Oil on canvas, 180x322 cm (70.8x126.7 inch) 5

‘The Three Graces’ is a departure from Park HyungJin’s previous work in more than one way, his color palette has darkened and this work features multiple characters, versus the usual lone figure depicted in his works. ⁣ ⁣

Despite these shifts, in many aspects, this work is still clearly recognizable as a Park HyungJin, with his signature fusion of hyperrealism rooted in Western art history and an idealism that has traditionally been such a central tenet in Asian art. Through this work, the one-Greek Graces have reincarnated in Korea, as if to underscore their universal and timeless qualities.⁣ ⁣

But something about these three Graces is different. What does their body language and eye contact say to you?