녹색드로잉 Green Drawing

 

“녹색드로잉(Green Drawing)” postcard / drawing on water tanks / 2000~

버려져 있는 옥상은 도시민에게 예전의 마당을 대신한다. 장독대가 있고 빨래를 말리고 화단을 만들어 휴식을 취한다. 난 이곳 물탱크에 그림을 그린다. 이 작업의 과정은 가정집을 방문하고 주위의 공간을 관찰하거나 거주자와 옥상에 관한 대화를 하며 필요에 따라 어울리는 그림을 구상하고 그려준다. 개인적인 사연을 담은 그림을 그릴 때도 있다. 이렇게 그림을 그리며 옥상이란 공간이 사적 공간이자 동시에 공유의 공간임을 드러낸다. 다시 말해 옥상은 도시의 환경 자체이며 또한 사적 사연을 담고있는 공간으로서 도시와 대화하고 있다. 나는 거기에 그 이야기를 담아내는 역할을 한다.

It is typical that most of houses in Seoul has yellow water tanks on their rooftop. The project of “Green Drawing” is started with visiting a householder whose house has yellow tanks. Having had a conversation with a householder. I derive a image from the conversation and draw it on each house’s water tank. So each drawing conveys a different story of each resident. As a group, “Green Drawings” are intended to convert the ‘sameness’ into ‘diversity’ in the landscape of Seoul.

 

“Green Drawing” exhibition view / Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall(Copenhagen) / 2005

“Green Drawing” exhibition view / National Art Museum of China(Beijing) / 2007

“Green Drawing” exhibition view/ Sempio Factory(Seoul) / 2000

 

Life in cities did not become what the utopian planners of the 1950’s expected it to be: clean, hygienic, open and ordered. In fact, it become a curious mixture of order and chaos, where some sort of order is required to make the city run, but with an overlay of disorder in which human dreams and aspirations can either be expressed or hidden. Working within this context, Park Yong-seok explores the hidden rules, memories and values of everyday life in the city, accentuating and re-mapping them. His Seoul Modernism and Busan Modernism offers a god-like view of the two major cities of Korea, allowing the viewer to see the result of the organic growth of these cities, whilst also portraying the memory of the displaced ground on which the city sits. In these works you find an overseen object, the uniformly yellow or blue water tanks in the respective cities, mapped out from a birds-view. His green drawing project, although working within the same context, is almost an anti-thesis of the modernism projects. By seeking the a characteristic image of every individual house or house owner, these uniform objects become highly personalized signs for an individual made almost invisible in the city. This way, he creates a fundamental interaction between artist and resident, raising at the same time the issue of individuality in a city and s culture where individual expressions are repressed.

 Jiyoon LEE

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Green Drawing” drawing / 2000

“Green Drawing”