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‘Sympathetic Imagination’ of Park, Min Sub

Park, Min Sub is referred to as a ‘storyteller.’ This does not necessarily mean that he is ‘talkative’ but he tells intimate stories about our lives through his work. If you agree with the fact that it is hard to look back on ourselves in repetitive fast-paced everyday life, his work is performing an important intermediary role for us to reflect on our lives and daily routine.
The writer introduced him as a ‘storyteller.’ He tells his stories through shape, meaning images, that he satirizes human life through impersonated cow, the fables. The reason why he used the fable formality in this manner is believed as an intention to approach readers in a friendly way by adding humor and satire than telling the narrative structure naively.
He is using a relatively light device as fable, but the topic he is dealing with is worth pondering on. His topics can be classified into ‘Pierrot,’ ‘story about the pain,’ ‘social conflict,’ and ‘dung beetle.’
First, pieces he created under the topic ‘pierrot’ includes pierrot who is doing handstand and pierrot rolling a ball. Rolling ball on handstand or balancing on a ball are not all that easy. What the artist intends to deliver through this work is ‘pierrot’ who has to adventure himself at risk to perform acrobatics. Specially, pierrot who brushed a pair of color glasses on his forehead performs a wonderful feat to his audience but his eyes are brimming with tears. The artist depicted his weary life through pierrot who entertains and provides amusement to others.
We get to witness numerous scenes of joy and sorrow in our lives. Sometimes we encounter sad and painful things we don’t want to go through and get to experience precious and joyful events within the walls of our own homes that we want to cherish deep in our heart. Key moments that affect our lives
Major influencing scenes on our life do not stay away from Park, Min Sub’s sight as well. His sharp view is tracing without losing ‘important situations’ of our lives. depicted noble spirit of not revealing one’s emotion even in sadness, expressed feelings of parents who are trying to protect young children from social danger, and contains ardent feeling of parents on the rocks on the seashore who are longing for their children who had predeceased them.
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