Park Seo-Bo

1931 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Park Seo-Bo is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Bong-Chae Son, Yeondoo Jung, Soo Young Chung, Jieun Lim, and Myeongbeom Kim. Park Seo-Bo was born in 1931.

About Park Seo-Bo's work

Park Seo-Bo is a notable figure in Minimalism. Minimalism is an art movement which emerged in New York city in the post World War II era, its essence emanating from a strong will to escape the pre-set conceptions about art, and make artwork flourish in its own reality rather than just imitate life. Recognised as one of the most influential art movements of the 1960s, minimalism was trying to grow away from abstract expressionism, which was the dominant genre in the late 1950s. The founders of Minimalism were deeply influenced by European abstract movements, and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, as well as members of the German Bauhaus, which had laid the groundwork for radical abstraction. Some of the most dominant artists of Minimalism include Frank Stella, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. Purity and modesty are among some of the key concepts in Minimalism, which finds its core in an emptiness of emotional responses or metaphorical elements. Geometrical shapes and polished, pure lines are creating artworks that will grant the viewers with strong visual responses, but its aim is not to spark emotions, nor to reflect the artist's own expression and feelings. Minimalist artists were bored of the gestural elements inherent to previous art movements, and wanted remove any elements that would suggest self-expressionism. As Frank Stella said, the core of Minimalism is that "you see what you see".

Galleries and Exhibitions

Park Seo-Bo is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries like France, the Republic of Korea, and the United States. Galleries include natalie seroussi in France, Kukje Gallery | Busan in the Republic of Korea, as well as Perrotin | New York in the United States. Park Seo-Bo is currently exhibiting at Dep Art Gallery in Milan with the exhibition The Eastern Gesture - Five Voices from the Korean Avant-garde (03 March 2020 - 08 May 2020).

Currently on Artland, four of Park Seo-Bo's works are available to purchase.

Further Biographical Context for Park Seo-Bo

Park Seo-Bo was born in 1931 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Park Seo-Bo

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