Rich Linework in Black Ink Composes Meditative Mounds and Ridges in Lee Hyun-Joung’s Paintings

Rich Linework in Black Ink Composes Meditative Mounds and Ridges in Lee Hyun-Joung’s Paintings



March 4, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Chemin,” 150 x 90 x 4 centimeters. All photos courtesy of Galerie Sept, shared with authorization

Artist Lee Hyun-Joung likens her meditative renderings to pathways that prompt the eye to vacation together each individual line. Doing the job with Korean ink and standard pigments on handmade Hanji paper, Lee’s apply is as contemplative as the ensuing pieces, which portray heaving mounds and supple ridges reminiscent of mountains and other land formations. “My universe is poetic,” she tells Colossal, “like an inner journey. I invite you to just take a stroll, to observe me in these aerial sights. They had been born from the breath of my Korean childhood, from my eternal style for painting, my research for existence.”

Composed with black and shades of green or blue, the abstracted performs are rhythmic and methodical and evoke the texture of thread stitched in specific rows. A central ripple stretching from one conclusion of the paper to the other bisects several of the pieces, with the sinuous markings connecting the two parts. “Each line can be noticed as a working day, or an immediate we have currently lived through or that we are even now dwelling in,” suggests a assertion from Galerie Sept, which represents the artist.

Lee’s knowledge learning good arts at Sejong University and her official teaching in goldsmithing carry on to impact her practice, she says, and the artist often splits her time between Seoul and Paris, despite the fact that she’s been dwelling principally in the French cash in latest decades. Her paintings will be on perspective at Galerie Sept’s new area in Knokke, Belgium, as element of a team present opening on April 30. (through artnet)


“Contemplation Bleu,” 100 x 120 x 3.5 centimeters

“Contemplation Gris,” 100 x 130 x 4 centimeters

“Chemin Vert,” 130 x 82 x 3.55 centimeters

“Chemin Gris,” 100 x 140 x 3.5 centimeters

Remaining: “Chemin Bleu,” 150 x 50 x 3.5 centimeters. Suitable: “Chemin Bleu,” 150 x 50 x 3.55 centimeters

“Mémoire du Vent,” 148 x 90 x 3.55 centimeters



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