Jim Park's large-scale paintings and works on paper are influenced by the changing landscape and rapid globalization of cities he lived in. The immediate impact of Park's paintings centers almost entirely on their aesthetic quality. The formal compositions are impressive: the exquisite handling of areas both of contrasting vivid colours and of soft hues and tones, for instance mid-blues against deep oranges and creams. Park's works are translations from the original experience of an occasion, a moment, or a meeting, through another set of experiences involving the activity of painting. Born in 1978, Jim Park currently lives and works in Vancouver. He completed his BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. His work has been collected publicly and privately in Canada and U.S.