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Chung Sang-Hwa is a central figure of Dansaekhwa (also known as Tansaekhwa), a central artistic development in postwar Korea that offered a fundamentally different approach to modernist abstraction. Though the term translates literally to “monochrome painting,” Dansaekhwa is rather characterized by its labor-intensive processes, repetitive gestures, and reductionist aesthetics. Rooted in the Korean informel style of the late 1950s to mid-’60s, Dansaekhwa emerged in Korean institutions and galleries in the 1970s and has been attributed to the work of a loose constellation of artists that also includes Park Seo-Bo, Lee Ufan, and Yun Hyong-Keun. Over his nearly six-decades-long career, Chung has developed a singular, meditative process of repetitively applying and removing paint from his canvases, resulting in multilayered, tactile monochromatic surfaces.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Hakgojae Collection: 21.2 CenturyHakgojae Gallery
Gallery Hyundai New York Showroom Fall 2020 EditionGallery Hyundai
Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964-78Lévy Gorvy
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Untitled 14-5, 2014

Acrylic on Canvas
18 1/10 × 20 9/10 in
46 × 53 cm
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Chung Sang-Hwa is a central figure of Dansaekhwa (also known as Tansaekhwa), a central artistic development in postwar Korea that offered a fundamentally different approach to modernist abstraction. Though the term translates literally to “monochrome painting,” Dansaekhwa is rather characterized by its labor-intensive processes, repetitive gestures, and reductionist aesthetics. Rooted in the Korean informel style of the late 1950s to mid-’60s, Dansaekhwa emerged in Korean institutions and galleries in the 1970s and has been attributed to the work of a loose constellation of artists that also includes Park Seo-Bo, Lee Ufan, and Yun Hyong-Keun. Over his nearly six-decades-long career, Chung has developed a singular, meditative process of repetitively applying and removing paint from his canvases, resulting in multilayered, tactile monochromatic surfaces.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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