Lee Ufan, ‘Relatum’, 2012, Kukje Gallery

Iron pole: 2 x 2 x 35 2/5 in (5 x 5 x 90 cm); Natural stone: 11 4/5 x 10 1/4 x 10 3/5 in (30 x 26 x 27 cm); Straight iron pole: 2 x 2 x 31 1/2 in (5 x 5 x 80 cm); Natural stone: 7 2/5 x 7 1/2 x 9 2/5 in (20 x 19 x 24 cm)

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