Anna Park’s Startling Charcoal Drawings

by Andy SmithPosted on

Anna Park’s charcoal drawings are kinetic and absorbing, each scene embedded in crowd activity. The action seems to move between revelry and violence, the faces of her subjects distorted and disappearing. The artist also integrates varying sensibilities into these works and moves between cartoonish and realistic rendering.

The artist has said that her work is partially inspired by moving around consistently during her childhood. “What I want to create in my work are these worlds in which the many versions of myself occupy,” Park told the quarterly Friend of The Artist. “The figures play as a vessel of the various forms I have manifested over the course of my life. While they exist in a certain space, I choose to obscure the faces to melt in and out of the background. This represents my notion of self identity at risk of being lost throughout the many transitions of my life.”

See more of her work below.

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