The artist harmoniously combines materials that are seemingly at odds with one another to create his sublime sculptures. He paints porcelain slip onto single sheets of everyday kitchen paper. Jongjin then layers up to 1000 individual sheets of paper to form spectacular millefeuille vessels with amazingly varied and surprising textures. The innovative technique was developed by Park based on his experience with the centuries-old Moonjar craft, a process which evolved during the Imperial Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897).
Park was born in South Korea and lives and works in Seoul. He holds an MA in Ceramics from the Cardiff University in the UK and is the recipient of several prestigious awards. Jongjin’s work received great acclaim at Design Miami 2018 where J. Lohmann Gallery introduced his work in the United States.