Yun Hyong-keun (MMCA)
Foreword by Bartomeu Marí. Texts by Kim Inhye, Oh Gwangsu, Kim Hyunsook, and Choi Jongtae
This catalogue is published with an exhibition of work by Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. One of the leading figures of the Dansaekhwa art movement, Yun’s paintings are inspired by nature, combining a palette of umber and ultramarine (the colors of earth and water) to create rectilinear compositions which are reminiscent of traditional ink-wash paintings. The investigation into flatness, materiality, and meditation in art-making is a consistent focus of his work, and his paintings characterize the elements of tactility, spirituality, and performance common to first-generation Dansaekwha artists.
Publisher: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA)
Artists: Yun Hyong-keun
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in | 24 x 32 cm
Reproductions: 129 color
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One of the most significant Korean artists of the twentieth century, Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) was born in Seoul and received his BFA from the School of Fine Arts at Hongik University in 1957. Over the next four decades, he developed a style of monochromatic abstraction that deconstructed the notion of painting to the repeated application of pigments across a surface.
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