70
70
Kim Tschang-Yeul
RECURRENCE
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 39,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
70
Kim Tschang-Yeul
RECURRENCE
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 39,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York

Kim Tschang-Yeul
B. 1929
RECURRENCE
signed and dated 1997 on the side
oil on canvas
31 1/2 by 76 in. 80 by 193 cm.
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Provenance

Private collection

Catalogue Note


Since 1973, Kim Tschang-Yeul has been captivated by water drops.  His engagement with water drops came as an attempt to turn affirmatively back towards Eastern teachings after spending seven years in New York and Paris.  Despite early doubts about whether water drop paintings would qualify as works of art, he has perfected the volumetric rendering and liquidy texture of his chosen subjects.  Although they appear realistic, there are no reflections of the outside world in his droplets. Instead, he creates a self-contained world of transparency and nothingness, which, according to Eastern teachings, is the "origin of being."  His plump water drops, which seem as if they might trickle down the canvas and disappear, capture the ever-changing quality of nature.

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York