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Forming Nature:
Dansaekhwa Korean Abstract Art

6 NOVEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2015 | HONG KONG

Forming Nature: Dansaekhwa Korean Abstract Art is our first group exhibition in New York to showcase important Korean abstract art, featuring leading artists such as Lee Ufan, Kim Whan-Ki and Rhee Seundja. A curated and comprehensive group show, this exhibition provides the opportunity to appreciate the concepts and aesthetics unique to this genre. This exhibition will then tour to Hong Kong featuring an exceptional set of works from the same artists.

Kim Whan-Ki and Rhee Seundja are pioneers in the history of Korean abstract art, among the first to appropriate the pure abstraction pioneered by artists in the US and Europe, adapting it to represent nature through organic motifs, geometrical forms, repetitive brushstrokes and careful layering of paint. Lee Ufan, Park Seo-Bo, Chung Sang-Hwa, Yun Hyong-Keun, Chung Chang-Sup and Ha Chong-Hyun are the leading artists from Korean monochrome art movement, Dansaekhwa, which dominated the art scene of Korea throughout the 1970s. Dansaekhwa is one of the most important artistic movements in the history of modern and contemporary art in Asia along with Gutai in Japan.


Exhibition Highlights

  • Chung Sang-hwa

    Untitled (2005-10-15)
    acrylic on canvas
    258.7 x 194 cm. (101 7/8 x 76 3/8 in.)
    Executed in 2005

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Chung Chang-sup

    Meditation No. 93102
    best fiber on cotton
    244 x 122 cm. (88 1/4 x 48 in.)
    Executed in 1993

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Ha Chong-hyun

    Conjunction No. 91-25
    oil on hemp cloth
    120 x 219 cm. (47 1/4 x 86 1/4 in.)
    Painted in 1991

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Lee Ufan

    From Winds
    oil on canvas
    162.2 x 130 cm. (63 7/8 x 51 1/8 in.)
    Painted in 1986

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Park Seo-bo

    Écriture No. 41-75
    oil and pencil on canvas
    130 x 162 cm. (51 1/8 x 63 3/4 in.)
    Painted in 1975

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Yun Hyong-keun

    Burnt Umber & Ultramarine
    oil on linen
    130.6 x 162.4 cm. (51 3/8 x 64 in.)
    Painted in 1991

    This work will be on view in New York

  • Chung Chang-sup

    Meditation No. 23702
    best fiber on canvas
    130.3 x 162 cm. (51 1/4 x 63 7/8 in.)
    Executed in 2003

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

  • Chung Sang-hwa

    Untitled (87-2-5)
    acrylic on canvas
    100 x 65 cm. (39 3/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
    Executed in 1987

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

  • Ha Chong-hyun

    Conjunction No. 98-04
    oil on hemp cloth
    131 x 162.5 cm. (51 5/8 x 64 in.)
    Painted in 1998

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

  • Lee Ufan

    East Winds
    oil and mineral pigment on canvas
    53 x 65.5 cm. (20 7/8 x 25 3/4 in.)
    Painted in 1982

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

  • Park Seo-bo

    Écriture No. 91-85
    oil and pencil on canvas
    130 x 161.2 cm. (51 1/8 x 63 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1985

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

  • Yun Hyong-keun

    Umber-Blue
    oil on linen
    130.5 x 80 cm. (51 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1979 - 1987

    This work will be on view in Hong Kong

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Exhibition Information

  • The James Christie Room

    22nd Floor, Alexandra House

    18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong

  • Exhibition

    6 November – 17 December, 10am – 5:30pm
    Monday to Friday
  • Contact

    Yunah Jung
    Specialist
    yjung@christies.com
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