Park Seo-Bo is a leading figure in contemporary Korean art and the Dansaekhwa movement. Park was born in 1931 in Yecheon, Gyeongsang, Korea. He graduated from Hongik University, Department of Painting in 1954.

Park is best known for his Ecriture series of paintings. Ecriture is French for “writing”. The series has continuously evolved since its inception in 1967. But the shared simple form of the works in this series reflects Park’s unyielding pursuit of spirituality through repetitive but focused acts of “drawing.”

Park first exhibited at Tokyo Gallery in the 1975 group exhibition Five Hinsek ‘White’: Five Korean Artists. This exhibition has often been referred to as the original presentation of Korean monochrome painting. Since then, Park has now held six solo exhibitions at Tokyo Gallery with the latest in 2016.

Park is highly acclaimed for both own his artistic practice as well as his promotion of contemporary Korean art throughout his career. He received the Korea’s National Medal (Medal of Seokryu) in 1984, Order of Cultural Merit (Silver Crown) in 2011, and Asia Society’s (Hong Kong) Asia Arts Game Changer Award in 2019. His works are collected by public institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum (New York and Abu Dhabi), Museum of Modern Art, New York, Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

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WORKS

Title
Ecriture No.1-67
Year
1967
Material
Pencil, oil on canvas
Size
64.8 x 91 cm
Title
Ecriture No.11-80
Year
1980
Material
Pencil and oil on hemp cloth
Size
116.5 x 91 cm
Title
Untitled
Year
1982
Material
Pencil, oil on Korean Hanji paper on Canvas
Size
68 x 100 cm
Title
Ecriture No.30-85
Year
1985
Material
Watercolor on paper
Size
81.5 x 52 cm
Title
Ecriture No.960508
Year
1996
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
91 x 73 cm
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Title
Ecriture No.090615
Year
2009
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
130 x 165 cm
Title
Ecriture No.070125
Year
2007
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
40 x 54 cm
Title
Ecriture No.080511
Year
2008
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
75 x 58.3 cm
Title
Ecriture No.080507
Year
2008
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
75 x 58.3 cm
Title
Ecriture No.080502
Year
2008
Material
Mixed media with Korean Hanji paper on canvas
Size
75 x 58.3 cm

EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Tokyo Gallery 70th Anniversary (Part 2)

2020/11/28–12/24

Tokyo

Small Works

2020/6/13–7/25

Tokyo

Korea: Five Artists, Five Hinsek ‘White’

2018/3/10–4/28

Tokyo

Empty the Mind: The Art of Park Seo-Bo

2016/3/30–5/14

Tokyo

Park Seo-bo

2000/10/23–11/11

Tokyo

Park Seo-Bo

1998/4/6–4/25

Tokyo

Chung Chang-Sup, Kim Tschang-Yeul and Park Seo-Bo Korean Contemporary Artists: Chung Chang-Sup, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Park Seo-Bo Porcelain Panel Work Exhibition

1996/8/19–8/29

Tokyo

Park Seo-Bo

1994/1/17–2/5

Tokyo

4 Korean Painters

1988/1/25–2/6

Tokyo

Park Seo-Bo

1986/6/16–6/28

Tokyo

Human Documents ’84/’85-11

1985/7/15–7/27

白

Tokyo

Korean Contemporary Art

1983/5/23–5/28

Tokyo

Park Seo-Bo

1978/6/5–6/17

Tokyo

Five Hinsek ‘White’: 5 Korean Artists

1975/5/6–5/24

NEWS

Art Basel | Basel

Dates: September 24 (fri) – 26 (sun), 2021
Location: Messe Basel, Switzerland
Booth: E01
Artist: Yoshio Sekine, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Park Seo-Bo

Art Basel Hong Kong

Dates: May 19 (wed) – 23 (sun), 2021
Location: Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Artist: Park Seo-Bo, Yoshio Sekine, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Atsuko Tanaka

SELECTED PRESS

2021/6/16

A Towering Figure in South Korean Art Plans His Legacy by Andrew Russeth

The Father of Dansaeckhwa: Park Seo-Bo and A Singular Art Movement by Charlie Lee-Potter

2020/7/7

At age of 90, artist pioneers new phase of life by ParkYuna

2018/4/17

Re-exhibition of the historical exhibition of Korean "monochrome". "The Korean Five Artists Five Hinsek " Exhibition by Keisuke Kagaya

2018/3/28

韓国5作家の単色画旧作・近作並べ展示

2018/3/1

Artist Interview Park Seo-Bo

2006/1/1

World Artist Park Seo-Bo