Nashville's Smallest Art Gallery™

Jee Hoon Stark

Matchook Paintings
About the Artist:

Jee Hoon StarkJee Hoon Stark was born in Incheon, South Korea. At a young age, he moved to Iowa where he grew up and later studied Architecture at Iowa State University. Jee Hoon began his drawings and paintings using architectural drafting as a background and inspiration. After graduating, he traveled to New York City, Honolulu, Munich, Seoul, and Tokyo to work and pursue his own works. He is a self-taught painter and has been active for over fifteen years. He now lives and works in both New York and Iowa.

About the Show:

Matchbook Paintings were inspired from the workshop I participated in Tokyo last year. I was invited to work with an incredible miniature artisan to learn and create three-dimensional small worlds. It was an uplifting experience in both mentally and physically. Afterward, I began working with small paintings/drawings and the results became many series of intricate paintings on matchbooks. It is an on going project, which I would like to continue to experiment with different techniques and methods for piecing small worlds.

The Art:
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1 audubon device
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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2 fly for miles
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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3 haga san
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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4 emergency landing
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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5 knee pad
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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6 spieltisch (play table)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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7 elevator pit
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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8 nasa
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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9 urban planning
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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10 swamp tower
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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11 metabolist
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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12 midwest tornado
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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13 jerkin head roof
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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14 golden paw
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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15 ice tray
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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16 furniture fair
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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17 pistachio scissors
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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18 ping-pong
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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19 beach
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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20 material list
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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21 grass machine
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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22 invasion
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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23 hideout
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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24 gropius (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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25 botta (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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26 mack (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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27 rem (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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28 frank (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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29 utzon (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50
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30 kahn (architectural series)
1.5” x 1.5” | $50