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    Sale 7619

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    21 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 422

    Minjung Kim (b. 1962)

    Tension

    Price Realised  

    Minjung Kim (b. 1962)
    Tension
    dated '2007' (upper right)
    charred rice paper collage on canvas
    67 1/8 x 54½in. (170.4 x 138.4cm.)
    Executed in 2007


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    The works titled Tension, with their linear accumulation of thin strips of red burnt paper, evoke a feeling of infinite perfection. The layering and overlapping, consistent across Minjung's collages, create chronological channels that suggest the transience of time. This passing of time is further represented by the burning of the paper itself. The invisible flame and the paper which, being burned, is only present by its complete absence, effectively symbolise the movement from the solid to the void, two opposed principles that in part form the basis of much of Oriental philosophy.

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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Milan.