Choi Jun Kun
1965 · Republic of Korea
Choi's landscape consists of many paintings, or it is one whole single painting at the same time. Together, they compose a part of the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea but can also represent the internal landscape of the painter as well as the one of the spectator who is looking at the work.
Choi's painting erases the presence of objects at the same time allowing them to exist. In this contradiction, the rocks have lost their existence in its current form, rather claiming blackness. The white, in the same way, claims not to be the sky or the sea, but only the white colour. And then the blackness becomes a rock and the white becomes the background. His work is positioned in between the two achromatic colours. In contrast to his paintings in the past, these paintings exhibit more laconism and more simplicity. This simplicity is the consequence of the power of the elapsed time.
Working with Indian ink, the artist manages to make us feel the weight of these rocks that seem to levitate in this extremely refined Zen garden.
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