Kim Taek Sang “Breathing Light”

Taguchi Fine Art

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[Image: Kim Taek Sang "Breathing light" (2014) water and acrylic on canvas 225 x 140cm]

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Korean monochrome painting, known as “Dansaekhwa”, came to prevalence in the 1970’s and had a formative impact upon later trends of contemporary art in Korea. “Dansaekhwa” is increasingly enjoying the spotlight internationally in the same way that “Gutai” and “Mono-ha” in Japan have also encountered. Many artists who embarked upon their careers in 1990’s have also had experience of studying in Europe or United States, and have contributed to the expansion of monochrome painting across various materials and techniques. Kim Taek Sang is now regarded as a central artist of the second generation of “Dansaekhwa”.
First he makes a rectangular pool filled with water. Then soaks the unstretched canvas into this pool and pours water mixed with acrylic paint upon it. The water slowly evaporates leaving its traces on the canvas. Kim Taek Sang’s work thus embodies the actual traces of water and it contains passage of time, just same as the rings of tree. All he has to do is to arrange the conditions of materials for the passage of time and nature to reveal themselves in the visible form to us. Created deliberately with plenty of time, covered with soft and gentle colors, his works give the sense or notion of “maturity” or “ripeness” to the viewer.

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Date: December 3rd Sat 17:00-19:00

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from November 26, 2016 to December 24, 2016

Reception For The Artist on 2016-12-03 from 17:00 to 19:00

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Kim Taek Sang

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