Lee Ufan, ‘Dialogue’, 2011, SCAI The Bathhouse
Lee Ufan, ‘Dialogue’, 2011, SCAI The Bathhouse
Lee Ufan, ‘Dialogue’, 2011, SCAI The Bathhouse
Lee Ufan, ‘Dialogue’, 2011, SCAI The Bathhouse

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