공생;Symbiosis

Sunghyun Park - Korea (south)

공생Symbiosis is a mixed media art dedicated to Art I-ang移秧, an art group active in Chungnam that I am membered in, Korea, and artist Cha Jae-sung, an adult artist with a developmental disability. The installation depicts the relationship between Artist Cha and I-ang移秧. The overall design of the installation was inspired by the symbiotic association of a clown fish and sea anemones; 공생Symbiosis depicts the bond between Art I-ang移秧 and Artist Cha, living off one another to each other's mutual advantages. While Art I-ang移秧 supports Cha's artistic move, Cha allows artists in I-ang移秧 an opportunity to enlarge their view of the world of diversity. Additionally, the whole installation space is intentionally designed to actualize Artist Cha's comfort zone back in his house. 
The squared screen of an analog television portrays the Artist Cha himself, who views every life as square forms, and the comfortable-looking sofa that the television is placed on represents the presence of Art I-ang移秧, containing a message that Art I-ang移秧 is a chair that Artist Cha can express his world most pleasantly. In addition, the sofa cover is a sea anemone, a tufting artwork that uses a color palette that Artist Cha favors in his painting. 
During my leave of absence, I worked as an art educator in the Greedaband Nemo, a Local Supporting Organization for artists with physical disabilities in Cheonan-si, Chungchungnamdo. I met Artist Cha, an amazing, lovable person with a pure spirit and individualized art style. He would always greet me whenever he came into the room and draw hours with a joyful smile. His bright energy and lively paintings of square-shaped animals and plants gave me happiness. 공생symbiosis is a returning present to Artist Cha, who allowed me to be invited to a world I haven't known much before, of the world of talented artists with different physical or psychological conditions, and of course, for his great smile of him, that holds a burst of sunshine.  

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Artwork Details

Mix Media - Other
Artwork Size - Width 73 | Height 73 | Depth 55
Created on 18 April 2022

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