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Se Yoon Park

Se Yoon Park, 2023. Image courtesy of Carvalho Park, New York.

Se Yoon Park 박세윤 (b. 1979, South Korea) is a sculptor living and working in New York. Park’s foundation in architecture is reverberated through the deft construction of his geometries and manipulation of gravity in his sculptural installations. Integral to his perspective is the deconstructivist approach of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, founder of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Netherlands, where Park began his career as an architect. Koolhaas’ concept of the diagram, sourcing all possibilities on approach to a structure, is a defining principle of Park’s practice as a sculptor.

Park conducted his undergraduate studies in architecture at the department of Architectural Engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul and holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. In addition to his time at OMA, his work in the realm of architecture includes positions with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Fernando Romero Enterprise (FREE), and with Joshua Ramus (REX). Park began his exploration of light and shadow in his own work as a sculptor in 2014. His work has since been shown by the European Culture Centre in Venice, in tandem with the 57th Venice Biennale, at the United Nations in the 13th UNCCD exhibition, and in solo and two-person exhibitions in New York and Seoul, at Carvalho Park (New York), Gallery Mark (Seoul), and Huue Contemporary (Seoul, Singapore), and as public art commissions in South Korea. His work has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail, Wallpaper* magazine, Artnet News, Dovetail magazine, Surface, Naver Design Press, Artsy Editorial, the Seoulive, Segye Daily, Seoul Economy Daily, among others.

Se Yoon Park, Installation view of Dream Pulley (left) and The Dark Blooms and Sings (right), 2023, Roots and Wings exhibition at Carvalho Park, New York. Image courtesy of Carvalho Park.
Se Yoon Park, Installation view of Continuum: Father (left) and Continuum: Mother (right), 2023, Roots and Wings exhibition at Carvalho Park, New York. Image courtesy of Carvalho Park.
Se Yoon Park, detail view of Continuum: Mother, Roots and Wings exhibition at Carvalho Park, New York. Image courtesy of Carvalho Park.
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