Published by LÚvy Gorvy. Text by Barry Schwabsky, Shin Young-Bok. Interview by Bona Yoo.
Chung Sang-Hwa (born 1932) is a central figure of Dansaekhwa (also known as Tansaekhwa), an artistic movement in postwar Korea that offered a fundamentally different approach to modernist abstraction. Though the term translates literally to ômonochrome painting,ö Dansaekhwa is rather characterized by its labor-intensive processes, repetitive gestures and reductionist aesthetics.
Over his nearly six-decades-long career, Chung has developed a singular, meditative process of repetitively applying and removing paint from his canvases, resulting in multilayered, tactile monochromatic surfaces. Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964-78 highlights a critical period in the artistĺs career in which he was immersed in the international avant-garde movements of both Asia and Europe. This fully illustrated volume includes an essay by critic Barry Schwabsky, a translated excerpt from the writings of Shin Young-Bok by Harvard professor David McCann, and an interview with Chung Sang-Hwa by Bona Yoo.
Published by Dominique LÚvy/Greene Naftali. Text by Tim Griffin. Poem by Yuko Otomo.
Working since the late 1960s, Korean artist Chung Sang-Hwa (born 1932) has used the canvas as a site for ritual and process, typified in the 1973 masterpiece "Untitled 73-12-11"Śa tall canvas comprised of faint vertical white and gray lines. This volume includes an essay by Tim Griffin, a poem by Yuko Otomo and a comprehensive chronology.