Park Eun Sun

b. 1965, Korean

On September 13, 2022, the Teatro del Silenzio (Theater of Silence), an open-air performance venue in the small Italian town of Lajatico, was lit up with a captivating red light. In this event, where Ferrari introduced the first SUV in its 75-year history, the huge 11-meter-tall sculpture that made the historical moment of Ferrari even brighter was <Colonna Infinita> (2022) by Park Eun Sun, a representative artist of The Page Gallery.

Park Eun Sun is a sculptor who captures the breath of nature in geometric abstraction. He left for Italy in 1993 to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and is active on the international stage while working in Pietrasanta, Italy, famous for marble. 

His work is largely composed of “cracks'' and “fractures.” The horizontal and vertical architectural rhythm and structure are naturally formed by splitting two pieces of marble of different colors into thin plates and stacking them alternately. Through the tension between the roughly destroyed stones and the elaborately surfaced stones and the perfect formative composition between them, the message of art and human nature come to coexist in a work that embodies the natural beauty, the artificial, and scientific rigor.

Park Eun Sun was the first Korean artist who held a solo exhibition at Pisa International Airport in Italy in 2015, which lasted for two years. In the same year, he was invited to the historical sites of Forte di Bard and Villa Ghirlanda Silva to imprint his name in Italy as a sculptor. He was also invited to Bad RagARTz (2015), held every three years in Switzerland, standing shoulder to shoulder with world-class sculptors. He has participated in more than 50 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions in various parts of Europe. In recognition of his achievements in promoting the excellence of Korean art to the world, he was awarded the Order of the National Merit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015. Further, Park Eun Sun was awarded honorary citizenship of Pietrasanta in 2021, becoming one of 19 artists and the third foreigner to have received the city's honorary citizenship in the past 100 years.

Currently, construction of his museum is underway in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, designed by the world-renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta (1943- ).