Ecriture No.27-77

ArtistPark Seobo
Mediumoil and pencil on canvas
CountrySouth Korea
Collection no.4
ExplanationPark Seobo was born in North Gyeongsang Province, Korea in 1931. The flowing curved line covering the whole canvas is not drawn to express something. Park Seobo, a leading Korean Dansaekhwa painter, after the war changed his style from dark-toned informalism to the brightly colored ‘hard edge’ style and started his ‘Ecriture’ series, which resembles the texture of Joseon white porcelain. In this series, the artist attempts to create a repetition of simple acts that depart from artistic intention, and to leave the inevitable traces of these acts as lines. Through this painting style, the motion of hands create a large space while the materiality of the canvas is extenuated as the medium of expression.