Dansaekhwa or Korean monochrome painting

September 19, 2014 @ KoreaHerald

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In the 1960s and 1970s, some Korean artists took on different painting methods. Instead of applying paint to canvas, they pushed thick paint from the back of the canvas, applied paint with a finger, or sprayed water onto the canvas surface.

Kukje Gallery in Seoul brings together the works of key Dansaekhwa artists of the 1970s and 1980s in the exhibition “The Art of Dansaekhwa,” which runs through Oct. 19. Curated by Yoon Jin-seob, art curator and promoter of the term Dansaekhwa in the global art world, the exhibition showcases some 18 monochrome paintings, offering insight into the Korean Dansaekhwa movement and its distinctive style.

Dansaekhwa painting was first promoted overseas in the Japanese art circle in the 1970s, which simultaneously saw the emergence of the Mono-ha art movement. Artist Park Seo-bo said his Dansaekhwa paintings debuted at an exhibition in Japan in 1973, then shown in Korea later.

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