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Record Grey Heron

Jungseok Oh
Record Grey Heron
Wire Welding
240 x 140 x 15 cm
2019

Record Woolf

Jungseok Oh
Record Woolf
Wire Welding
140 x 140 x 25 cm
2019

Record Humpback Whale

Jungseok Oh
Record Humpback Whale
Wire Welding
240 x 140 x 15 cm
2019

Central Gallery - Record

Exhibition on Display: July 23 - September 4, 2021

Works by Jungseok Oh

ARTIST STATEMENT

I usually create sculptures inspired by my daily life and my RECORD series also started with my personal experience which was extremely tough. These works of art are a kind of recording of the species which are facing the risk of extinction. The sculptures capture and highlight the pains experienced by these disappearing lives. I weld steel wires, which are very strong and indestructible, and this reflects my obsession and fear of the loss of life. All living things share a connection. The creatures are part of Nature. It's time to be aware that selfish and reckless destructions of other's lives by us will eventually lead to our own demise because we humans are part of the Nature as well.

 

ARTIST BIO

Born with outstanding artistic talent in South Korea and lives in Texas, Jung-seok, was interested in exploring himself and wrote a master's thesis titled A Study of Autobiography in Post-Modern Era through a series of his wood works, Persona. One of his works caught the eye of the former president, Roh Moo-hyun, and is owned in his house which is open to public.

While living in gratitude for his life as an artist, he was suddenly diagnosed with cancer. His health was in a dangerous situation as he received surgery and chemotherapy. Yet he recovered miraculously, winning the battle against cancer. In struggling against cancer, Jung-seok saw the value of the life of not just himself, but of all life forms on earth. Capturing the images of various endangered species that are being threatened by human interventions or are disappearing because of yet unknown reasons, Jung-seok produces unforgettable works of art. He is an artist who records every moment of our lives as a work that should not be forgotten. He also constantly explores new art forms including a ground breaking attempt to draw using a drone.

 

ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH

The Arts Council of Fort Worth was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership to stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout Fort Worth. Today’s Arts Council continues to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth by providing fiscal and business resources to local artists and arts groups while also serving the community through management of the Fort Worth Public Art Program and Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The Arts Council of Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit www.artsfortworth.org.

ABOUT THE FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States, Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The Arts Center’s mission promotes experienced and emerging artists with nine indoor galleries and an outdoor courtyard gallery. The Arts Center’s Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theatre and the William Edrington Scott Theatre hosts a wide range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations. The historically significant building is home to artists' studios, nonprofit arts organization office suites, and classrooms. Learn more at www.fwcac.org

 

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