170 | Anna Park - “Clusters of People Shapeshifting Into One”
Anna Park is a contemporary artist based in New York City, creating pieces that blur the lines between figurative and abstract work.
Creating a dazed, yet emotional experience, Anna’s central content revolves around larger bodies of people within social settings while provoking a vaporous and ethereal sensation.
Her most recent work takes on a new form, having a larger, tangled, and fragmented abstraction that envelops the viewer as the cacophony of black and white charcoal reveals intimate messages relating to society and the people we interact with.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- The inspiration behind her most recent work describing them as an “amalgamation of people”
- The desire for “the viewer can become the voyager”
- Anna feeling that the inspiration for her new body of work can be attributed to her living in New York City
- The dynamic of paintings feeling nostalgic and how our subconscious draws from past memories without truly knowing why
- Work and life during the quarantine
- The dynamic of creating art in a self-fulfilling way vs creating art specifically for other people
- Anna’s upbringing moving from multiple states and her interactions with her mentor, Bruce Roberson, and how he “taught her everything” and how it solidified Anna’s desire to be an artist
- Gratitude surrounding Anna’s move to New York
- Submergence within different cultures
- Power structures and how toxic masculinity has permeated the world and made it difficult to empathize and move past our hierarchical viewpoints
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