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Wealthy Linework in Black Ink Composes Meditative Mounds and Ridges in Lee Hyun-Joung’s Work

Wealthy Linework in Black Ink Composes Meditative Mounds and Ridges in Lee Hyun-Joung’s Work

Rich Linework in Black Ink Composes Meditative Mounds and Ridges in Lee Hyun-Joung’s Paintings



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March 4, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Chemin,” 150 x 90 x 4 centimeters. All pictures courtesy of Galerie Sept, shared with permission

Artist Lee Hyun-Joung likens her meditative renderings to pathways that immediate the attention to journey alongside every line. Working with Korean ink and conventional pigments on handmade Hanji paper, Lee’s observe is as contemplative because the ensuing items, which painting heaving mounds and supple ridges paying homage to mountains and different land formations. “My universe is poetic,” she tells Colossal, “like an interior journey. I invite you to take a stroll, to observe me in these aerial views. They had been born from the breath of my Korean childhood, from my everlasting style for portray, my seek for life.”

Composed with black and shades of inexperienced or blue, the abstracted works are rhythmic and methodical and evoke the feel of thread stitched in exact rows. A central ripple stretching from one finish of the paper to the opposite bisects lots of the items, with the sinuous markings connecting the 2 elements. “Every line may be seen as a day, or an immediate we now have already lived by way of or that we’re nonetheless residing in,” says a press release from Galerie Sept, which represents the artist.

Lee’s expertise finding out wonderful arts at Sejong College and her formal coaching in goldsmithing proceed to affect her observe, she says, and the artist usually splits her time between Seoul and Paris, though she’s been residing primarily within the French capital lately. Her work will probably be on view at Galerie Sept’s new house in Knokke, Belgium, as a part of a bunch present opening on April 30. (by way of artnet)

 

“Contemplation Bleu,” 100 x 120 x 3.5 centimeters

“Contemplation Gris,” 100 x 130 x 4 centimeters

“Chemin Vert,” 130 x 82 x 3.55 centimeters

“Chemin Gris,” 100 x 140 x 3.5 centimeters

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Left: “Chemin Bleu,” 150 x 50 x 3.5 centimeters. Proper: “Chemin Bleu,” 150 x 50 x 3.55 centimeters

“Mémoire du Vent,” 148 x 90 x 3.55 centimeters

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