Reader's Digest: 7 Contemporary Korean Artists You Need to Know

August 3, 2023

Susan Gray

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At Hastings Contemporary, the first UK public gallery exhibition of Yun Hyong-keun (1928–2007) exemplifies the elements associated with Dansaekhwa, the non-figurative, monochrome style that evolved in mid-century Korea. In the aftermath of the Korean War, the country found itself isolated from the rest of the world’s art markets and movements. This led South Korean artists to create their own set of rules derived from Korean tradition in the field of abstraction. 

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