Lee Ufan (b. 1936)
From Line
signed and dated 'L. UFAN 79' (lower right); signed again and titled 'From line Lee Ufan' (on the reverse)
oil and pigment on canvas
51 x 76¼ in. (129.5 x 193.6 cm.)
Painted in 1979.
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Lot Essay

"In the beginning, the concepts for From Point/From Line were one type of a concept of express this concept of infinity through repetition, so it was, in a sense, very conceptual. But gradually this was broken down; I began to discover a contrast between painted and unpainted areas. Infinity is not the repetition of one concept, but the combination of what is painted and not painted, and I began to think that infinity emerged from within this type of time lag" (L. Ufan, "Mugen ni tsuite/On Infinity," Lee Ufan, exh. cat., 1993, pp. 82-87).

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