Artist Burns Holes In Paper With Incense Sticks To Create Amazing Art


pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-1__880

Jihyun Park, an artist in Korea, has found a unique and quintessentially Asian approach to pointillism – he uses burning sticks of incense to burn tiny holes in huge sheets of rice paper, arranging the tiny holes into beautiful, relaxing artistic compositions.

The use of incense to burn these holes isn’t merely a novelty: “the word ‘utopia’ in Korean is ‘Yi Sang Hwang’ and ‘Hwang’ means ‘incense,”‘ the artist writes. “It is my hope that the ‘moments’ I capture of my subjects are ones when they are at their most ideal– true utopias. While drawing them with the incense, I am ‘holding’ a split moment of harmony in my hands.”

He also considers his art to be a reflection of the concept of Yin and Yang – the “balance of dark and light, emptiness and substance is the essence of ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ and through this balance utopia is achieved.”

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-2__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-6__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-9__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-10__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-12__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-13__880




pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-14__880

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-15

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-16

pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park-17

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!


Like it? Share with your friends!

12k shares

One Comment

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, the way this captures nature really nourishes the soul, helps us appreciate it more deeply, the use of incense adds a new dimension to the process, works like this can only come from a higher state of mind, thank you for helping us see that it is possible.

Join the artFido Newsletter

artFido’s videos and content are viewed more than 2.5 billion times a month. This makes the network the seventh most viewed media company in the online sphere, behind the Walt Disney company in sixth place, and in front of US media giant Comcast in eighth place.*
* Statistics provided by research group Tubular Labs