Kim Tschang-Yeul

Water Drops


London

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  • , Deconstruction, 1985
    Oil on canvas
    195 x 288 cm
    76 3/4 x 113 3/8 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1980
    Oil on canvas
    149.9 x 149.9 x 2.5 cm
    59 x 59 x 1 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1997
    Oil on canvas
    71 1/2 x 90 1/2 inches
    181,6 x 229,9 cm
  • , Waterdrops, 1979
    Oil on canvas
    88 x 35 cm
    34 5/8 x 13 3/4 in
  • , Nuit, 1984-2014
    Graphite and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 195 cm
    51 1/8 x 76 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1986
    India Ink and oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2002-2014
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    114 x 195 cm
    44 7/8 x 76 3/4 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
  • , 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
  • , Récurrence, 2004
    Ink, oil and acrylic on canvas
    89 x 146 cm
    35 1/8 x 57 1/2 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1974-2015
    Acrylic, oil and sand on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
  • , Récurrence, 2013
    Ink, oil and acrylic on canvas
    73 x 116 cm
    28 3/4 x 45 5/8 in
  • , Waterdrop, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    117 x 50 cm
    46 1/8 x 19 3/4 in
  • , 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, 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
  • , Waterdrops, 1996
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    55 x 46 x 2 cm
    21 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • , Waterdrops, 1986
    Acrylic and watercolor on newspaper
    46,3 x 38,3 cm
    18 1/8 x 15 in
  • , Waterdrops, 2004
    Acrylic on newspaper
    41.5 x 35.5 cm (framed)
    16 3/8 x 14 in
  • , Five Drops, 1986
    Tinfix and oil on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in

Press release

Almine Rech London presents Water Drops, the first posthumous exhibition of Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (1929-2021), opening on March 4, 2021. The exhibition will span the career of Kim Tschang-Yeul's work, conceived to celebrate the full scope of his artistic legacy.

The hyper-realistic waterdrops, synonymous with the Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul, stand alone. Glistening, plump and precious, Kim has a prodigious sensitivity to the poetics of water. To follow Gaston Blanchard, ‘the material imagination of water is a special type of imagination.’ [1] If an element has universally been ascribed the high value of purity, it follows that it must be powerful. As Blanchard said, ‘It is not infinity which I find in waters but depth.’ [2]

[1] Bachelard, G. (1983) Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter, Dallas: The Pegasus Foundation p. 6

[2] Bachelard, G. (1983) Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter, Dallas: The Pegasus Foundation p. 8

 

 - Dr Cleo Roberts, writer and lecturer


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