Work, 1966

Hong Kong 2019
Kukje Gallery
Oil on canvas
130.0 x 161.7 Size (cm)
51.2 x 63.7 Size (in)
Born 1916 in Uljin-gun, South Korea Died 2002 in Seoul, South Korea Characterized by intense colors and the use of graphic, lyrical compositions that suggest landscapes and fragmented bodies, Yoo’s works from 1964 onwards reflect the period in which he mastered his independent style. The works collectively exhibit his most characteristic theme – the mountain motif – depicted in varying perspectives and scales. Employing a vibrant group of vocabulary that distilled Korean naturalism into basic formal elements of point, line, plane and color, Yoo has described his work as ‘art [that] embodies a purely abstract state based on nature’. In addition, important archival resources that document the artist’s time in Tokyo (1935-1943) will also be exhibited. As one of the founders of Korean abstraction and best known for his vibrant vocabularies, Yoo Youngkuk is celebrated for his seminal role in promoting Modern art in post-war Korea. 劉永國 1916 年出生於南韓蔚珍郡 2002 年逝世於南韓首爾 劉永國創作於1964年及之後的作品,其 特點是色彩鮮明強烈,運用了附圖形的 構圖,傳達抒情的意念,讓人聯想到山 水風景和支離破碎的物體,反映他在這 段時期內自成一家的風格。這些作品以 不同的視角和尺度,反覆描繪藝術家最 具代表性的主題 — 山,並運用了一組 充滿活力的創作語彙,透過點、線、面 及色彩等基本元素,表達韓國的自然主 義。劉氏形容這些作品「體現大自然本 質的純粹抽象狀態」。同場更會展示一 些藝術家在東京的時期(1935-1943) 的重要文獻資料紀錄。 作為韓國抽象藝術奠基者之一的劉永 國,以其豐富的創作語彙而聞名,他也 是推動戰後韓國現代藝術發展的先驅。