Lee Ufan
Correspondence 1993

Artwork details

Lee Ufan born 1936
Date 1993
Medium Oil paint and glue on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1940 x 2600 x 35 mm
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the Samsung Foundation of Culture 1997
Not on display

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Lee Ufan works in series, which evolve over many years. He began his 'Correspondence' paintings in 1991. They consist of single brushstrokes of blue or grey paint of a similar length, on a white ground. The brushstrokes are painted vertically or horizontally, or more usually a combination of both directions. Each brushstroke creates a relationship to the white canvas ground and to other brushstrokes. Lee Ufan mixes his pigments with ground stone, which produces a grainy residue on the surface of the canvas. The artist has written, 'every brushstroke must show the correspondence of living things endowed with rhythm and breathing'.

September 2004