Bae Bien-U

1950 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Bae Bien-U is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Zong Dé An, Choi Su-Ang, Shin Il Kim, Heun Lee, and Meeyoung Kim. Bae Bien-U was born in 1950.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bae Bien-U's work is available on viewing in Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem, Belgium and Galerie RX in Paris, France. Bae Bien-U's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Oeuvres Choisies at Galerie RX in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 10 May 2019 until 12 June 2019. Bae Bien-U's only other exhibition is Land_Scope, which took place at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland (27 November 2019 - 24 January 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Bae Bien-U

Born in 1950, Bae Bien-U was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Bae Bien-U

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