Se Yoon Park was born in Gumi, a small city in South Korea, in 1979. He spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Changwon City, where rapid industrialization took place in the 1980s and 90s. The contrasting influences of rural life and drastic industrialization led him to develop an interest in issues such as light, darkness, time, and life.
I couldn’t find my own voice as an individual and I wanted to give meaning to my work. I had trouble identifying with the projects I worked on before and I wanted to create meaningful works everyone can understand. I found my roots exploring light and darkness through my sculptures.
Life is defined by the passage of time, and the passage of time is the flow of light and darkness. Similar to the passing of night and day. I feel as if my work is somewhere in between living and non-living. Though the sculptures are inanimate, they feel alive.
Thanks to my exploration through these sculptures, I’ve grown to value the light and darkness in my life. . I’ve grown a deep appreciation for my sculptures because they taught me the nature of light and darkness. When lost in darkness, I’m confident light will come. I can always overcome my darkness since light will shine through. I’ve grown to treasure the light knowing that darkness will come as well.
Directed by K. Jonathan Park
Produced by Se Yoon Park
Assistant Director: Anna Hogan
Assistant Editor: Nick Lomuscio
Contributors: Jeeyun Lee @ Blush Designs New York, Kova Jurn, Misaki Takahashi, Annabel Park, Osumundo Echevarria @ Osumondo Studio, Tony Babin, I.materialise, Shapeways, Makerbot, Sculpteo, 3D Hubs, Parker Steel, Oren Sheetrit @ 3D R’US Inc, William Lapierre @ Mini 3D me, Alex Breitkreuts @ iflytailies and Richard Goldstein @ Goldstein Patent Law
Studio Manager: Shahaf HIMO @ Be Electric Studio
Music by Oscar Espinosa @ e-soundtrax. Dan Phillipson