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MeeNa Park and Jackson Hong at the Atelier Hermès

Rama Lama Ding Dong

Rama Lama Ding Dong is a head-on collision between two artistic approaches – a chance encounter between painter MeeNa Park and designer Jackson Hong, taking its title from the words of an American rock'n'roll song.

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - MeeNa Park and Jackson Hong at the Atelier Hermès
© Nam Kiyong

Atelier Hermès presents the first temporary collaboration between two young Korean artists – a fun, experimental offering commissioned by curator Sung Won Kim.

Divided into three distinct phases, the new show explores the confrontation and cross-fertilization of two different artistic approaches: that of painter MeeNa Park, and former car designer Jackson Hong.

Both artists employ digital media, using the same software to blend their works to create an original, shared, co-signed body of work.

MeeNa Park draws on the virtual imagery of computer games, and the forms and colours of computer typefaces, to create so-called "dingbat" paintings. Jackson Hong deconstructs the results, translating them into three-dimensional objects for Park's painterly interpretation: images not of cars but car crashes, making any design approach anti-functional.

The large-scale installation is a joyous calvalcade of objects, animals and human cut-outs in coloured Plexiglass, traversing the Atelier's space, seemingly accompanying an enormous white cube, and a soundtrack played on a portable radio. On the walls, an equally lively array of pictures seems to observe and take part…
Rama Lama Ding Dong is a transdisciplinary work based on duality, paradox, irony and the fusion of disparate techniques. A joyous Pop experience that questions the roles of the fine and applied arts.

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