Kim Tschang-Yeul

  • , Waterdrops, 1980
    Oil on canvas
    149.9 x 149.9 x 2.5 cm
    59 x 59 x 1 in
  • , Deconstruction, 1985
    Oil on canvas
    195 x 288 cm
    76 3/4 x 113 3/8 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1979
    Oil on canvas
    88 x 35 cm
    34 5/8 x 13 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1986
    India Ink and oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in
  • , Waterdrop, 1974
    Oil on canvas
    47.5 x 43.5 x 3.5 cm
    18 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • , Récurrence, 2004
    Ink, oil and acrylic on canvas
    89 x 146 cm
    35 1/8 x 57 1/2 in
  • , Récurrence, 2013
    Ink, oil and acrylic on canvas
    73 x 116 cm
    28 3/4 x 45 5/8 in
  • , Five Drops, 1986
    Tinfix and oil on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2004
    Acrylic on newspaper
    41.5 x 35.5 cm
    16 3/8 x 14 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1986
    Acrylic and watercolour on newspaper
    46.3 x 38.3 cm
    18 1/8 x 15 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1996
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    55 x 46 x 2 cm
    21 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • , Récurrence, 1998
    Acrylic and ink on korean paper mounted on canvas
    83 x 60 x 2.5 cm
    32 5/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 in
  • , Nuit, 2019
    Acrylic and Chinese ink on Korean paper mounted on canvas
    91 x 62 cm
    35 7/8 x 24 3/8 in
  • , Waterdrop, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    117 x 50 cm
    46 1/8 x 19 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1974-2015
    Acrylic, oil and sand on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
  • , Recurrence, 1994-2017
    Oil and Indian Ink on canvas
    89 x 146 x 2 cm
    35 1/8 x 57 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2002-2014
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    114 x 195 cm
    44 7/8 x 76 3/4 in
  • , Nuit, 1984-2014
    Graphite and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 195 cm
    51 1/8 x 76 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1997
    Oil on canvas
    181.6 x 229.9 x 3.2 cm
    71 1/2 x 90 1/2 x 1 1/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1979
    Oil on canvas
    259 x 195 cm
    102 x 76 3/4 in
  • , Récurrence, 1996
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    116 x 89 cm
    45 5/8 x 35 1/8 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1983
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 60 cm
    28 3/8 x 23 5/8 in
  • , Waterdrop, 2017
  • , Waterdrops, 1979
    Oil on canvas
    259 x 195 cm
    102 x 76 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1995
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    73 x 60 cm
    28 3/4 x 23 5/8 in
  • , Recurrence, 1995
    Oil and china ink on canvas
    180 x 229,9 x 3,2 cm
    70 7/8 x 90 1/2 x 1 1/4 Inches
  • , Nuit, 2019
    Acrylic and Chinese ink on korean paper mounted on canvas
    91 x 62 cm
    35 7/8 x 24 3/8 Inches
  • , Récurrence, 1999
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    195,6 x 161,3 x 3,2 cm
    77 x 63 1/2 x 1 1/4 Inches
  • , Nuit, 1983- 2019
    Graphite et acrylique sur toile
    Graphite and acrylic on canvas
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 Inches
  • , Recurrence, 1993
    Oil and indian ink on canvas
    194,9 x 161,9 x 3,2 cm
    76 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 1/4 Inches
  • , Recurrence, 2004
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    169 x 130 x 2 cm
    66 1/2 x 51 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2003
    Acrylic and indian ink on newspaper
    50 x 33 cm
    19 3/4 x 13 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2017
    Oil and indian ink on canvas
    76 1/2 x 62 3/4 inches
    194,3 x 159,4 cm
  • , Recurrence, 2010
    Acrylic and graphite on canvas
    77 x 63 inches
    195,6 x 160 cm
  • , Waterdrops, 1997
    Oil on canvas
    71 1/2 x 90 1/2 inches
    181,6 x 229,9 cm
  • , Recurrence, 1989
    Oil and indian ink on traditional Korean paper
    28 3/4 x 36 1/8 inches
    73 x 91,8 cm
  • , Recurrence, 1989
    Oil and indian ink on traditional Korean paper
    76 1/2 x 63 inches
    194,3 x 160 cm
  • , Waterdrops, 1982
    Oil on canvas
    76 3/4 x 63 3/4 inches
    194,9 x 161,9 cm
  • , Waterdrops, 1980
    Oil on canvas
    59 x 59 inches
    149,9 x 149,9 cm
  • , Événement de la nuit, 1972
    Oil on canvas
    63 1/4 x 63 3/8 inches
    160,7 x 161 cm
  • , Waterdrops, 1985
    Oil and indian ink on canvas
    76 3/4 x 63 3/4 inches
    194,9 x 161,9 cm

Kim Tschang-Yeul is one of the greatest Korean painters. Born in 1929 in the north of the then unified Korea, he migrated to the south to escape the communist regime. He subsequently left for New York to pursue his artistic dreams before finally settling in Paris in 1969. There, he began to nurture, over a period of forty years, a unique motif: the drop of water. The waterdrop was the starting point for a singular and iconic body of work, which stands at the confluence of lyrical abstraction, Pop art and Chinese calligraphy. This simple and limpid œuvre subtly fuses Taoist wisdom, modern conceptual irony and the tragedy of war.

Kim Tschang-Yeul is considered one of the pre-eminent figures in the establishment of contemporary Korean art on the international scene, alongside Nam-June Paik and Lee Ufan. His work has been shown around the world for more than fifty years, recently culminating in several important retrospectives at the Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2014; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, 2012; Busan Museum of Art, Korea, 2009; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2006; and Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Paris, 2004.

The public initiative-based Kim Tschang-Yeul Museum, created in honor of the artist, opened on the island of Jeju, South Korea, in 2016.


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