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Je Baak (Jesung Park)

MA work

I’m practising in a conceptual art context using various media, such as video installation, sound installation, photography and typography. 
I am exploring the connection between Zen practice and art practice, based on my study of semiotics. I visualise the sense of absence by removing some essential thing or meaning from a scene we are very familiar with and by communicating with something that remains after the process. By this method, I express the concept of emptiness in Zen Buddhism. I’m suggesting a different point of view: to be fully aware of a situation by removing the thing that obsesses us.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2010

  • I’m practising in a conceptual art context using various media, such as video installation, sound installation, photography and typography. 
I am exploring the connection between Zen practice and art practice, based on my study of semiotics. I visualise the sense of absence by removing some essential thing or meaning from a scene we are very familiar with and by communicating with something that remains after the process. By this method, I express the concept of emptiness in Zen Buddhism. I’m suggesting a different point of view: to be fully aware of a situation by removing the thing that obsesses us.

  • Degrees

  • BFA, Visual Communication, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2003
  • Experience

  • Art director, Ogilvy & Mather Korea, Seoul, South Korea, 2004-6; Director of photography, Studio, Seoul, South Korea, 2003/4; Assistant photographer, Studio “Bohnchang Koo”, Seoul, South Korea, 2001/2
  • Exhibitions

  • 4482 (Group exhibition), Barge House, Oxo Tower, London, 2010; Wrong Love (Group screening), A-Foundation, Liverpool, 2010; Cross Fields (Group exhibition), Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2009; On the Edge of Life, Bath International Music Festival, Bath, 2009
  • Awards

  • Selected artist, Moving Image/New Media, ChungAng Fine Art Prize, 2010; Bronze, Online Advertisement, The New York Festivals, 2006; Gold, Online Advertisement, Korea Advertising Awards, 2005