Lee Ufan, ‘Correspondence’, 1996, Opera Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated ‘L. Ufan 96’ (to the right vertical overlap)

lisson Gallery (acquired from the above), London

About Lee Ufan

A pioneer of the Japanese Mono-ha (School of Things) movement, Lee Ufan arranges his installations and sculptures to emphasize the equal relationship between the artwork, the viewer, and the space, a philosophy best illustrated by his “Relatum” series, a series of stretched canvases on the floor, each topped by a single stone. Ufan uses materials including glass, steel, rubber, and stones in shades that are usually subdued and often monochromatic. His paintings exhibit a similar logic, applying muted color on a light, plain background in a style reminiscent of East Asian calligraphy, whereby the brush stroke fades as it ends.

Korean, b. 1936, Seoul, South Korea, based in Kamakura, Japan; Paris, France

Solo Shows

2014
Moscow,
Lee Ufan
1999
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1993
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1990
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1985
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan

Group Shows

2018
Art Collection Nakano, 
Nagoya,
Best of Art Collection Nakano
1997
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Two Approaches
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