Untitled

Flame 2006-1

Flame 2006-2

Flame 2006-3

Flame 2006-4

Installation View

Flame 2009-1

Flame 2009-2

Flame 2009-3

Flame 2009-3 (detail)

Flame (2005-2009)

 

This is a painting on Korean paper, drawn with cinnabar – a commonly used material in Korea, Japan and China, mainly for talisman or Buddhist paintings. I kept asking myself "what is flame?" While working on this painting just like a Buddhist monk holds a single question until reaching enlightenment. I often experienced that the brush stroke moved automatically and generated images continuously as if by itself.

 

불꽃 (2005-2009)

 

한국, 일본, 중국에서 부적이나 불화를 그릴 때 주로 쓰던 경면주사를 이용해 한지 위에 그린 이 작품은 불교의 스님들이 깨달음에 도달할 때까지 한 가지 화두에 집중하는 것처럼, 스스로에게  “불꽃이란 무엇일까?” 라는 하나의 질문만을 끊임없이 해가며 그려낸 작품이다. 작품을 제작 하는 동안 자주 붓이 자동으로 움직여 마치 붓이 스스로 그린 듯 한 이미지들이 계속해서 생성되는 경험을 하기도 했다.

 

Untitled

2005

Cinnarbar on paper

30x30cm

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒONE AND J. Gallery

 

Exhibition history

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2006

 

Flame 2006-1

2006

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2006

 

Flame 2006-2

2006

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2006

 

Flame 2006-3

2006

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2006

 

Flame 2006-4

2006

Cinnabar on Korean paper

100x100cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Flame, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2006

 

Installation view

Installation view of Flame, Paradise Hormone, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 2008

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Flame 2009-1

2009

Cinnabar on Korean paper

196x260cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Kim Sangtae ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Tell Me Tell Me, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Travelled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 2011

oblique strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2010

Fragile-Fields of Empathy, Museum of Modern Art of Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France, 2009

Micro-narratives, Saint-Etienne Museum, France, 2008

 

Flame 2009-2

2009

Cinnabar on Korean paper

196x260cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Kim Sangtae ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Tell Me Tell Me, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Travelled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 2011

oblique strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2010

Fragile-Fields of Empathy, Museum of Modern Art of Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France, 2009

Micro-narratives, Saint-Etienne Museum, France, 2008

 

Flame 2009-3

2009

Cinnabar on Korean paper

196x260cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Kim Sangtae ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Constellation Gemini, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea, 2012

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

oblique strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2010

Fragile-Fields of Empathy, Museum of Modern Art of Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France, 2009

Micro-narratives, Saint-Etienne Museum, France, 2008

 

Flame 2009-3 (detail)