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Lee Kang-So (Korean, b.1943)
LOT ID: 63824
Emptiness - 09075, 2009

Acrylic, on Canvas
51.3 х 63.9 in. (130.3 x 162.31 cm.)
Signed, on verso.
Lot description
Entitled ‘Emptiness – 09073’, this acrylic on canvas painting by Lee Kang So captures his gestural strokes and energetic forms in this exquisite work from 2009. Seething lines of transitioning color weave in and out throughout the composition, infusing the surface with a dynamic interaction of visual perceptions and aestheticism. The numbering at the end of the title relates to the order in which the artist executed each of his paintings.

Contemporary Korean artist Lee Kang So (B. 1943) is known for his carefully executed works of gestural abstraction and avant-garde style. Captivating in their elegance and monochromatic tones, his paintings maintain a somber aestheticism , sweeping across the composition in a play of brushstrokes. Abstracted forms create a complex interplay with space, weaving about the surface with fragmented representations which pull at the viewer’s perceptions. Though the artist has worked in a variety of mediums, his career has recently transitioned into more traditional mediums and motifs, such as calligraphy and landscapes. Lee Kang So has won multiple awards including the Superior Class Prize from the 4th Seoul International Print Biennale and an award from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea (2002). The artist has exhibited at numerous venues the world over including solo shows at Gallery Korea (New York, NY), Hangaram Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea), Musee De Asiatique (Nice, France), and White Box (New York, NY), among others.

Select Public Collections:
National Museum Of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea)
Seoul Metropolitan Museum Of Art (Seoul, Korea)
Mie Museum of Art (Miegen, Japan)
The International Museum Of 20th Century Arts & Cultural Center (Laguna Beach, CA)

‘Emptiness – 09073(비어있음-09073)’은 작가 이강소의 2009년 작품으로 힘찬 필치와 율동감이 느껴지는 작가의 대표적인 작업으로, 중간에 쉼없이 한번에 완성한 듯한 붓의 움직임과 절제된 색감으로 인해 시각적으로 강한 느낌을 주는 작품이다. 제목에 명시된 숫자는 작가의 작업일시와 관련있다.

한국 현대미술을 대표하는 주요작가 중 하나인 이강소는 1943년 태생으로, 필치가 살아있는 추상작업과 아방가르드한 형식으로 잘 알려져 있다. 블랙과 화이트, 회색과 화이트 혹은 엷은 블루와 화이트가 조화를 이루는 이강소의 작품은 절제된 움직임과 세련된 감각으로 잘 알려져 있다. 작가 이강소는 오랜세월을 지나는 작업경력중에서 퍼포먼스를 포함한 다양한 작업을 선보여 왔으며, 붓터치를 이용한 추상작업외에 풍경, 오리등을 담아내는 등 다양한 재료와 표현형식을 시도하였다. 2002년 서울에서 개최된 제4회 국제판화비엔날레에서 최고작가상을 수상하고, 그해에 국립현대미술관에서 수상하는 작가상을 수상하기도 하였다. 주요전시로는 뉴욕의 갤러리코리아에서의 개인전과 한가람미술관(서울, 한국), Musee De Asiatique(니스, 프랑스) 그리고 화이트박스(뉴욕, 미국)에서의 전시가 있다.

주요작품소장처:
국립현대미술관(서울, 한국)
서울메트로폴리탄미술관 (서울, 한국)
미에미술관 (미건, 일본)
20세기 국제미술관 및 문화공간 (캘리포니아, 미국)
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