Seung-taek Lee by Seung-Taek LeeSeung-taek Lee by Seung-Taek Lee

Seung-taek Lee

Contribution bySeung-Taek Lee

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

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At once emphatically abstract and culturally specific, the work of Seung-taek Lee (born 1932) draws on the subtle beauty of Korean aesthetic traditions and folk art, also reflecting contemporaneous developments in earth art, Mono-ha and postminimalism—while maintaining resolute independence from its peer groups.

Lee's oeuvre spans painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance, often within the same piece. Notions of negation—which he alternately refers to as “dematerialization,” “anti-concept,” and “non-sculpture”—structure his approach, by which he transforms ordinary objects, imbuing them with multiple meanings and affects. Embracing invisible forces and unorthodox materials such as tree branches, wire, stones, human hair, fabric and rope, his art elevates the mundane to the level of myth. This is the first English-language overview of his work.

Title:Seung-taek LeeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 12 × 9.25 × 0.98 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:Lévy GorvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944379142

ISBN - 13:9781944379148