Younhee Paik "Wondrous Garden"

Tenri Cultural Institute

poster for Younhee Paik "Wondrous Garden"

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Younhee Paik's art is grand, not only in its size which is monumental, but also in its conception. Paik's visionary production spans great lengths crossing tremendous heights to offer us her magical galaxies overlaid with cathedral plans from the medieval world. Her sacred geometry depicting harmonious proportions and cosmologic parameters in mathematical ratios is parallel to the cultural universal condition. Sacred geometry such as that found in Paik's expansive surfaces covered with stars was employed in religious architecture. Medieval churches and temples incorporated symbolic geometry, basing it on the design of the cross or mandala. In Cosmology the world can be seen in terms of cosmic geometry as did Johannes Kepler. The natural world also can be discussed in geometric terms as seen by snowflakes, or honeycombs. In fact these geometric/natural correspondences can be considered paradigms of cosmic significance.

Paik's tremendous canvases transport the viewer on a mystical journey through which he discovers new dimensions not always recognizable. Pythagorean mathematics and Sufi geometry mix to produce realms that surround the viewer leaving him disoriented and in total awe. Paik's huge universe envelopes the viewer, caressing and welcoming him into a sea of alchemy.

[Image: Younhee Paik "Golden Climb-Fish" acrylic on canvas, (2009) 96 x 142 in.]



from April 29, 2009 to May 28, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-04-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Younhee Paik

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