Park Sang-hee has continuously been painting urban nightscapes since the mid-2000s. Unlike the quotidian scenes of daytime, the nighttime landscape of the city unveils a peculiar charm of its own. Urban nighttime is splendid and showy. If the urbanity exposed I remember seeing a shot of the Earth’s nightscape taken from space. The surface was brighter and flashier in the large cities with concentrated population and good electrical supply (?). It is like a symbol of human civilization fighting against the dark of the cosmos with the aid of the light man created. Of course, there still exist regions wrapped in darkness that still conform to (?) cosmic principles.
under midday sunlight is a naked face devoid of make-up or shade, the city of the night that is illuminated by intense artificial lighting is a clear countenance contoured by heavy make-up.