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Daegu show sheds light on Park Saeng Kwang, painter who influenced ’80s Minjung art — The Korea Herald

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Park Saeng Kwang, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu — May 28 – October 20, 2019

— by Shim Woo-hyun: A relatively unknown painter, Park Saeng-kwang, is being highlighted at a Daegu museum in an attempt to reassess the artist.

Although the artist’s name is not familiar to most of us, he is considered to have influenced many artists who came after him. Though he did not have any direct ties to Minjung art — a sociopolitical art movement that emerged in South Korea in the 1980s – he greatly influenced the movement, said the Daegu Art Museum’s chief curator, Lee Jin-myung…

Image: Park Saeng-kwang‘s 1981 painting “Shamanism,” courtesy of Daegu Art Museum

June 19, 2019

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