Brush Blue, 2018
Korean Ink on Korean paper , 140 x 140 cm
About the artwork
Lee Jung Woong’s works are instilled with a force and motion that refute the flatness of the canvas. The striking impact of a brush stroke is visible, as it leaves its distinct mark on the delicate Korean paper. In this image, the concentric darkness of ink is realistically portrayed, positioning the brush as the creator through its placement in the center of the blotted field. One can almost reach out to touch the gleaming wooden handle of the brush, and the thin streaks black ink guide the viewer’s eyes across the canvas, conveying a clear sense of movement. Emotion is palpable through the balance between energy and constraint. The brush hovers over the paper, as if poised for future motion.
About the artist
Born in Korea in 1963, Lee Jung Woong is the masterful creator of the internationally acclaimed 'Brush' series of paintings. Bold, profound and breathtakingly dramatic - Lee Jung Woong’s intricate works command lucidity in spite of the abstract, and empower the objects of his depiction with hyper-realistic life. Having attained his Masters in Fine Arts from Keimyung University, Korea, Lee’s works have been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including America, Switzerland, Singapore and Spain and are part of prestigious auctions at Sotheby's and Christies.