May 22, 2018, 4:48 am
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‘Flower Feast’

FLOWERS can heighten our emotions through our senses of sight, smell, and touch. Pressed flowers make it possible to capture that emotion and moment in time. The art of pressing flowers makes it possible to preserve nature’s beauty and become part of our everyday aesthetics when applied to accessories and household items. This craft is the product of the universal desire to preserve plants beyond their natural limits and express the parallel spirituality of man and nature.

Back Mi-Kyoung, the first Pressed Flower Master in Korea, desires to share her passion for preserved and pressed flowers to Filipinos. Using her extensive experience and knowledge, she wishes to inspire people and to introduce a new way of looking at the beauty of flowers. She dreams of making artworks using the flowers that only grow in the Philippines, and to promote an interest in this art form as a means of cultural exchange.

Back Mi-Kyoung graduated with a master’s degree in Modern Art in Hongik University in 2014, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare in Lifelong Education Cyber University in 2011.

She is presently the President of BackHyang Pressed Flower Organization since 2014, Director of the Society of Asian Ethno-Forms since 2014, Instructor of Pressed Flower Art in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do Training Center in 2014, and Operation Committee member of Artcritic in 2003.

Back has so far held 17 solo exhibitions starting at Suwon Youth Art and Cultural Center in Korea in 2002, and participated in more than 100 group exhibitions in Korea, and abroad including CPS Gallery New York in USA.

Flower Feast will be on view at the ArtistSpace from April 14 to 29, 2018. ArtistSpace is located at the Ayala Museum Annex, Ground Level, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City. It is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10 AM to 7 PM. Admission is free.
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