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Ji-Hee Park

MA work

Movements of Light

During my studies at the RCA, I have continuously explored the theme of ‘Natural Light’, closely analysing and eagerly trying to express its endless, illuminating colours and patterns through my designs.  

Whilst I was at Tama Art University in Tokyo, as an exchange student, I was inspired with an idea that furthered the development of my work on the theme of light. I found how the patterns of energy created through vibrant movements of a human body were similar to those created by the energy of light. In order to translate the inspiration I have in my drawings and photographs into fabrics, I have constantly experimented to find new techniques on the knitting machines. These techniques not only uniquely identify my designs but also help me to deliver 3D-like effects that I want to express through the patterns and colours of my designs.

I would like people to have a broader perception of textiles and what it is capable of, as with art and design, before it is distributed as a form of a product.  I believe textiles not only provides a limitless opportunity to express and investigate personal inspirations and skills but also as a form of art can reach out to the everyday lives of its audience through its versatility. 

Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Material

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2014

  • During my studies at the RCA, I have continuously explored the theme of ‘Natural Light’, closely analysing and eagerly trying to express its endless, illuminating colours and patterns through my designs.  

    Whilst I was at Tama Art University in Tokyo, as an exchange student, I was inspired with an idea that furthered the development of my work on the theme of light. I found how the patterns of energy created through vibrant movements of a human body were similar to those created by the energy of light. In order to translate the inspiration I have in my drawings and photographs into fabrics, I have constantly experimented to find new techniques on the knitting machines. These techniques not only uniquely identify my designs but also help me to deliver 3D-like effects that I want to express through the patterns and colours of my designs.

    I would like people to have a broader perception of textiles and what it is capable of, as with art and design, before it is distributed as a form of a product.  I believe textiles not only provides a limitless opportunity to express and investigate personal inspirations and skills but also as a form of art can reach out to the everyday lives of its audience through its versatility. 

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2010
  • Experience

  • Print studio, Alexander McQueen, London, 2011; Design studio, Kim Hae-Ja (South Korean Human cultural asset), Gyeongju, 2009; Back-stage staff, Marc Jacobs & Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2009, Seoul, 2008
  • Awards

  • Althea McNish Colour Prize, 2014; First Prize, The Dyers’ Prize, The Worshipful Company of Dyers, 2013; Shizuka Kimura Award, (Tama Art University (TAU) Tokyo Exchange Program), 2013
  • Publications

  • 'Knitwear Forecast', Textile View Magazine, 106, 2014, pp.236-47