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Lee Kang-So

Lee Kang-So, "Emptiness-09092", 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 194 x 259 cm. Courtesy the artist and Wooson Gallery.

Choi Buyng-So

Choi Byung-So, "Untitled", 2009. Paper, ball-point pen, 54,3 cm x 77,8 cm. Courtesy the artist and Wooson Gallery.

 

Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So

FEBRUARY 20TH - OCTOBER 16TH 2016

As we are currently in the year of French-Korean cultural exchange (2015-2016) the Museum is continuing to support the Korean art scene by welcoming two temporary exhibitions dedicated to Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So.

Since 2005 the Museum has hosted many Korean artists: Lee Ufan, (2006), Hwang Young-Sung, (2007) Chung Sang-Hwa (2011), Lee Bae and Kim Sooja (2012), Lee Bul, Hye-Yeon Park, Seung-Yong Song, Bae Bien-U (2015), and helped to promote the art scene of the Far East which is still little known in France.

Lee Kang-So was born in 1943 and started out as a “performer” in the 1970’s. He will be showing paintings for the most part, prints of rare and provocative beauty. Through his canvases he revisits classic Korean painting, focussing the representation of landscapes he constructs work which has many references. Among the tradition of Asiatic calligraphy and eastern gestural painting, this simple gesture transports the visitor into an imaginary, sensual, enigmatic universe.

Choi Byung-So, born in 1943, began his artistic career in the 1970s. By using printed newspaper as his main material, he dedicates his work to re-making the world in his own way, so that his drawings or installations which he calls “ready-made” link “daily life to art to the reality of art”.

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