Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue, 1990-1993
London  6 September 2016
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Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present a concise survey exhibition of paintings by Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun, one of the leading figures of Dansaekhwa, in his first posthumous solo presentation in the UK. The series of large Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue oil on linen works included in the exhibition date from between 1990 – 1993 and reflect a transformative moment in the artist’s career, when the abstract forms in the work grew larger, darker and fewer in number. The exhibition also includes a smaller scale Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue oil painting from the same period executed on Hanji paper – a Korean paper made from the fibrous skin of the mulberry. Inspired by nature and influenced by the work of the scholar and calligrapher Kim Jeong-hui, Yun’s paintings combine the colour of earth and water in surfaces reminiscent of traditional ink-wash painting, infused with vitality. Restricting his...
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