Lee Kun-yong, ‘Bodyscape 76-1-2019’, 2019, Phillips
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Lee Kun-yong

Bodyscape 76-1-2019, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
23 9/10 × 28 3/5 in
60.6 × 72.7 cm
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One of the foremost early champions of performance art in Korea in the 1960s and …

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Signed and dated '2019 Lee K Y' lower right; further signed with the artist's initials and titled 'Lee K Y Lee Kunyong [in Korean and …
Lee Kun-yong
South Korean, b. 1942
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For Lee Kun-yong, the process of creating an artwork is as worthy of being viewed as the final product. The artist—considered one of the fathers of Korean performance art—has built a career on highlighting art as a process, making a show of the mechanical movements and tiny irregularities in how an artist physically constructs a piece. Works like Snail’s Gallop (1979/2017) or Bodyscape 76-1-2018 (2018) are as much records of Lee’s movement through space as they are abstract, gestural pieces in their own right. Over the course of a nearly 50-year career, Lee has proven instrumental in the development of the Korean avant-garde, from his continued experiments with performance and gesture to his integral role in influential artist circles such as the Avant-Garde Group and the Space and Time Group. The artist’s obsession with the minutiae of physicality proves as resonant today as it did a half-century ago. Lee is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Lee Kun-yong, ‘Bodyscape 76-1-2019’, 2019, Phillips
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One of the foremost early champions of performance art in Korea in the 1960s and 70s, Lee Kun-Yong’s thought-provoking pieces infused new spiritual energy into a Korean avant-garde art movement during post-war recovery. A pioneering figure in the “Space and Time” and “Avant-Garde” art groups, he is …

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Signed and dated '2019 Lee K Y' lower right; further signed with the artist's initials and titled 'Lee K Y Lee Kunyong [in Korean and …
Lee Kun-yong
South Korean, b. 1942
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For Lee Kun-yong, the process of creating an artwork is as worthy of being viewed as the final product. The artist—considered one of the fathers of Korean performance art—has built a career on highlighting art as a process, making a show of the mechanical movements and tiny irregularities in how an artist physically constructs a piece. Works like Snail’s Gallop (1979/2017) or Bodyscape 76-1-2018 (2018) are as much records of Lee’s movement through space as they are abstract, gestural pieces in their own right. Over the course of a nearly 50-year career, Lee has proven instrumental in the development of the Korean avant-garde, from his continued experiments with performance and gesture to his integral role in influential artist circles such as the Avant-Garde Group and the Space and Time Group. The artist’s obsession with the minutiae of physicality proves as resonant today as it did a half-century ago. Lee is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Lee Kun-yong

Bodyscape 76-1-2019, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
23 9/10 × 28 3/5 in
60.6 × 72.7 cm
Bidding closed
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