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Seungyea Park’s New, Psychological Drawings

Seungyea Park, also known as Spunky Zoe, crafts cerebral, stirring drawings that reflect varying internal tensions. Subjects, sometimes including the artist, do more than push, pull, and prod their faces: Their fingers pass through their skin and subvert its properties, conveying a spectrum of emotions.

Seungyea Park, also known as Spunky Zoe, crafts cerebral, stirring drawings that reflect varying internal tensions. Subjects, sometimes including the artist, do more than push, pull, and prod their faces: Their fingers pass through their skin and subvert its properties, conveying a spectrum of emotions.

“My works are an effort in which my internal and external individual ‘selves’ meet and recognize each other, become aware of the irony of their differences and grope for the way of coexistence, trying to overcome the uneasy anxiety and the life of discontent through disenchantment of ‘being awakened,’” the artist says. “I say, ‘My work is a battleground where the monsters clash against each other.’ I recognize that there is an irony as in the fact that my reflection in a mirror raises her opposite arm when I raise my arm in the real world.”

See more of the artist’s work below.

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