Korean abstract art has been gaining more and more interest among Western collectors and auction houses. Now K Auction from Korea is coming to New York to put on a show of Korean painting in the hopes of meeting that interest straight from the source:
K Auction will be opening an exhibition entitled『Korean Abstract Art: Early Works』at Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan from May 6 to 8 (Fri-Sun). It will be the first ever show to be organized by K Auction in New York, and will be focusing on the early works of iconic Korean abstract artists.
By showcasing seminal works by the pioneers of Korean abstract art – the likes of Kim Whanki, Lee Ufan, Kwon YoungWoo, Rhee SeungJa, Lee SeungJio, Lee DongYoub, Kim GuiLine, Suh SeOk and Nam Kwan, as well as Chung SangHwa, Park SeoBo, Chung ChangSup, Ha ChongHyun and Yun HyongKeun – the exhibition will serve to introduce the world to the originality and excellence of Korean aesthetics developed through the unique styles of each artist. Korea’s Dansaekhwa has already gained recognition in global art circuits for the way it fuses Western minimalism with uniquely Korean philosophies, combines global universality with the Korean ideology of truth-seeking, and emphasizes simple colors and repetitive action rather than the materials themselves.