Pak Art Interpretation
Many of Pak’s works of art remind me of Barnett Newman, one of the prominent figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost color field painters. Just like Pak’s artwork, their art is deceivingly simple. When you see Barnett’s artwork, you might say anyone could paint such a picture. However, perhaps no one did until Newman came along and decided to do it. In fact, it might never have been painted this way if Newman had not done it first. Pak is also a pioneer in this way. Barnett Newman’s 1953 painting “Onement VI” sold at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City for more than 43 million dollars.
Barnett Newman created a symbol, the “zip,” during the 1960s.
Now we have Pak, who is an icon of modern digital art. Unquestionably Pak is seen as one of the major figures in the NFT space. Their works of art are existential in tone and content.
I genuinely believe that when Pak is creating these cubes, they start with an immaculate and pared-down concept in mind, as if they are reinventing the cube from nothing.
Pak thought about the universal experience of being alive, and he expressed that through their fungible cubes. Although their artwork appears to be purely abstract, the names he gave them hinted at specific subjects being addressed,
Although their artwork appears to be purely abstract, the names they gave them hinted at specific subjects being addressed, such as “The builder,” from their The Fungible collection. He drew this painting with light. The high contrast of black and white activates this piece. It looks like the light is breaking through the cracks, perhaps suggesting hopes or clarifying the once doubtful future of the digital art world. The piece shows the basic map or origin of their painting with the blueprint-like quality.
Their artwork invokes Lucio Fontana’s “Concetto Spaziale,” this painting is the prime example of Fontana’s spatialist aesthetics. which sold for 16.2 million.
The next piece we will explore is “ Equilibrium.”
Let us take a look at the piece. The first thing the viewer encounters is the circle with radial gradients, clearly distinguishing light from dark. The circle is confined within the cube, but that cube seems incomplete. Perhaps it is because of the line weight, or the artist purposefully did not finish the square. Perhaps they are allowing the viewers to finish the piece in their minds by providing minimal information. In this particular piece, rather than beauty, I think he suggests a sort of mystic abstraction.
Another artwork that reminds me of Pak’s creations is Ellsworth Kelly’s Green White, which sold for 1.65 million at Christie’s.
Pak’s work is similar to the piece “Cowboy,” which sold for 1.7million. Their hard-edged color field has drawn in fans, and he established himself as one of the most highly-valued artists in the contemporary world.
The last piece we are going to look at is Pak’s further investigation of understanding of value.
The piece starts from a cube to five, ten, twenty, fifty, hundred, five hundred, and a thousand cubes at the end.
Pak gave lives to a flat shape. He took the shape and gave it three dimensions to give the shape volume. He implied volume from the flat shape and multiplied them. It is an incredible experience to witness the mass through transitions from a cube to thousand cubes. The piece’s complexity and the way it allows the viewers to explore the space through layers of cubes is breathtaking.
Their work reminds me of Victor Vasarely and how he creates perspective- free cubes to create an ambiguous and classic example of two cube illusion just like the way Vasarely creates an illusion by creating complex and paradoxical optical spaces through the illusory manipulation of such simple repetitive forms as parallel lines just like the way Pak is creating positive and negative space through multiplying three-dimensional cubes. If Victor Vasarely did it on a flat surface, creating optical illusion, Pak did it in digital format, and the piece is constantly evolving (because it is moving)
Pak is creating glamorous black and white abstraction as Op-Art in the most efficient way.
Conclusion: Pak has long dominated the NFT space, and I really appreciate the philosophical fixations that drive their works. Unquestionably, Pak is one of the most influential digital artists in the art world today. He has demonstrated a remarkable command of diverse art forms, particularly through their cube series. Their works examine how images are generated. Pak’s style interested viewers, especially the high contrast of black and white. Their attempt to bring digital artwork alive is highly appreciated by the current generation of digital artists and will be in the future. Their works contain both the present and the future of digital art. Their visual language is made of several almost linguistic units and allows viewers to organize visual sentences with these words, giving a new visual language to the world. Pak is acknowledged today by many young artists as the father of numeric(digital) art.