Lee Ufan | Lisson Gallery by Christophe C

March 25, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Lisson Gallery

27 & 52 Bell Street , London NW1 5DA 

From the gallery website:

This exhibition brings together a body of new work by Lee Ufan, famed as a founding member of the Japanese Mono-ha and Korean Dansaekhwa groups of the late 1960s and early ’70s – both important modern and parallel art movements which have only relatively recently been feted by major shows in the West. Although his practice is widely regarded as minimalist, Lee believes in utilising an economy of gesture or representation in search of the maximum possible effect or resonance. His most recent series of Dialogue paintings and watercolours are economically composed of singular sweeps of paint, each built up over an extended period of time through an accretion of smaller strokes. The brush gradually unloads, the mark lightening towards immateriality as he drags it across the surface of the canvas or paper, each repetition being ritualistically controlled by Lee’s held breath. The incorporation of strong colours – blue, red or an earthy green – to the artist’s traditional grey palette, marks a decisive shift away from the intangibility of grisaille towards elements or references in the real world, perhaps harking back to an early series of fluorescent spray-painted works by Lee from 1968, entitled Landscape. The four large-scale paintings at Lisson Gallery combine together to form a chapel-like environment within the main atrium, surrounding the viewer with gestures that require time and concentration to fully appreciate.

Lee Ufan at Gary Tatintsian Gallery by Christophe C

November 14, 2014 - March 23, 2014

One Man Show at Gary Tatintsian Gallery

From the gallery website:

Lee Ufan personal show at Gary Tatintsian Gallery includes artist's Relatum-silence stone installations, his recent water-colour works and the Dialogue paintings. In his Dialogue series artist creates a site-specific works placing a single, broad, viscous stroke of paint on canvas, setting up a rhythm that exposes and enlivens the emptiness of the space, creating what Lee calls “an open site of power in which things and space do vividly interact.” Limiting his brush strokes to one, two, or three squarelike marks on the pristine white canvas, artist uses grey to express “a vague, ephemeral and uncertain world,” making the tactile marks vibrate, fading in and out of the margins of vision.

Lee Ufan Versailles in the Media by Christophe C

6/9/14 - Le Figaro - Lee Ufan: l'autre seigneur de Naoshima 

6/9/14 - Le Figaro - Lee Ufan à Versailles Le Roi Zen

6/11/14 - La Croix - Les méditations de pierre et d'acier de l'artiste Lee Ufan
à Versailles

6/11/14 - Le Quotidien de l'Art - Entretien avec Lee Ufan

6/11/14 - Paris Match

6/12/14 - Artnet - Lee Ufan Exhibition Storms Versailles

6/12/14 - La République du Centre - La zen attitude à Versailles

6/12/14 - Joongang Ilbo - 베르사유의 선택, 왜 이우환인가

6/12/14 - Joongang Ilbo - 이우환이 띄운 무심의 철무지개 올 여름 베르사유궁전서 만난다

6/12/14 - Le Monde - Lee Ufan : « Il fallait surmonter la perfection de Versailles »

6/12/14 - Le Monde - Des formes pures pour réinventer les lieux

6/12/14 - Paris Capitale

6/13/14 - The Financial News (Korea) - 베르사유 전시 이우환 “공간이 이야기하게 하고 싶었다”

6/12/14 - [Video] APF: A Versailles, les méditations de pierre et d'acier de Lee Ufan

6/13/14 - Francetv: La parenthèse contemporaine de Lee Ufan à Versailles

6/15/14 - MK News - 베르사유 감동시킨 거장 이우환의 아치

6/16/14 - 20 Minutes - Lee Ufan et le château de Versailles Pourquoi ça matche

6/16/14 - Chosun Ilbo - 베르사유宮에 우뚝 선 한국 巨匠(거장)의 자연美

6/16/14 - Lavenir - Les méditations de l’artiste Lee Ufan

6/16/14 - Liberation - Lee Ufan repense Le Nôtre

6/17/14 - Seoul News - 작품인 듯 자연인 듯… 프랑스 미술계, 한국 작가와 썸 타다

6/17/14 - [Video] - AFP - Versailles gardens showcase work by Korean artist Lee Ufan

6/17/14 - NY Times Blog - Lee Ufan’s Contemplative Sculptural Installations at Versailles

6/17/14 - Dong-a News - 두런두런 돌과 철의 속삭임… 베르사유의 눈과 귀 열다

6/18/04 - Toutes Les Nouvelles de Versailles - Lee Ufan ouvre Versailles sur "l'infini"

6/19/14 - Le Figaro - Cinq bonnes raisons d'aller voir Lee Ufan à Versailles

6/23/14 - Lee Ufan trop sage pour le château de Versailles ?

6/24/14 - Blouin Artinfo - Lee Ufan Exhibition Opens at Palace of Versailles

6/24/14 - La Libre Belgique - Les sept etoiles de la queue de la Grande Ourse

6/25/14 - Toutes Les Nouvelles de Versailles - Lee Ufan dialogue avec les jardins de Versailles

6/25/14 - Pointe de Vue - Lee Ufan a Versailles L'éloge du peu

6/30/14 - [Radio] France Culture - La Grande table

6/30/14 - Archtitectural Digest - Minimalist Art Graces the Lawns at the Palace of Versailles

6/30/14 - Art in America - Lee Ufan Rocks Versailles

6/14 - Ala Champ Magazine - Feature: Lee Ufan Versailles

7/14 - Artist Magazine (Taiwan)

7/14 - Stahl Report

7/1/14 - The Financial News - 상반기 미술품 경매 낙찰총액·낙찰가 1위 이우환

7/14 - Harper's Bazaar Korea - 베르사유와 이우환의 '대화'

7/14 - L'estampille - l'objet d'art - L'art minimaliste du Coréen Lee Ufan

7/3/14 - Trends (Presse de Belgique) - Paris s'éveille

7/3/14 - Le Journal des Arts - Lee Ufan "Mon travail est une suggestion"

7/4/14 - La Libre Belgique - Ralentir la productivité du monde

7/9/14 - Paris Capitale Hors Serie - Lee Ufan, philosophy at Versailles

7/9/14 - ELLE - On prend l'art... aux jardins

7/14 - Art in Culture - Lee Ufan Versailles 무한으로의 초대

7/21/14 - Exponaute - Le subtil hommage à Versailles de Lee Ufan

7/23/14 - ArtActu - Lee Ufan à Versailles

7/30/14 - Télérama Sortir

7/31/14 - Collect Arts Antiques Auctions

8/14 - Art Collection + Design

8/1/14 - Art Newspaper

8/4/14 - La Libre Culture

8/6/14 - Télérama Sortir

8/12/14 - Residences Decoration

8/23/14 - Télérama

9/8/14 - AMC

9/9/14 - L'Eventail

9/10/14 - Grande Ni

9/14 - Arts Magazine

9/24/14 - Art Press

10/14 - Sculpture

10/22/14 - Madame Figaro

Lee Ufan Versailles: June 17 - November 2, 2014 by Christophe C

Studio Lee Ufan is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of

Lee Ufan Versailles

June 17 - November 2, 2014


From the Château de Versailles Spectacles website:

Why choose Lee Ufan as the contemporary artist for 2014 in Versailles?

Dare I say that, again, it is André Le Nôtre who influenced both Alfred Pacquement, who will be the show’s commissioner, as he was the commissioner of the 2013 Giuseppe Penone exhibition, and myself.

A visit to the “Le Nôtre en perspectives. 1613-2013” exhibition unveils an unknown personality, while insisting on the radical nature of his modernism. The latest works on contemporary architecture and aesthetics to which the exhibition’s commissioners Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin and Georges Farhat, have given an unprecedented place, show that Le Nôtre can leads us on the path of minimalism and to the notion of void. The presence of Peter Walker’s work for Ground Zero in New York in the itinerary they trace through the centuries is a spectacular testimony to this.

In the light of this, bringing Lee Ufan’s vision to Versailles seemed appropriate, it is less disconcerting than we believe and draws us into his silent and captivating poetry

Catherine Pégard, December 2013

Château de Versailles 2014 by Christophe C

Studio Lee Ufan is pleased to announce that Lee Ufan will be the guest artist of Château de Versailles in 2014.

The project will be in the gardens and will be curated by Alfred Pacquement.

We will announce further developements on the project as they arise.

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