All of Park’s works start off from a live painting so there is no pre-planning or sketching. He starts each painting with a layer of abstract sharpie drawings, then paints white shapes over the whole thing, and then adds in a full background of cities and scenes. “So for the first two and a half hours, I almost treat the painting like an abstract, where I’m just looking for balance and color.” (from interview with Daniel Rolink)
“John Park is an artist and teacher living in Los Angeles, California. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy. His current series is an attempt at reconciling these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the Pop Surrealist movement. The paintings themselves are executed in a live, public setting usually in one evening and then taken back to his studio for further reworking and detail work. He teaches drawing and painting at Concord High School in Santa Monica, has three cats and one Tree.” (bio from Think Space Gallery)
To see more of Park’s work, visit his page on Facebook.