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Minimalist Monday: DANSAEKHWA AND MINIMALISM

Saying a lot with a little is a great art. Minimalism is a style trend that is dedicated to precisely this mission. Which is why we are introducing you to an exhibition this Minimalist Monday: Dansaekhwa and Minimalism.

Dansaekhwa refers to Korean monochromatic painting. It is defined by its reduced aesthetics and a broad range of representation. Dansaekhwa emerged in the 1960s and is becoming increasingly well known today. And popular. So much so that the Blum & Poe gallery in Los Angeles is presenting a summary overview of the Korean art movement. The novel feature: Dansaekhwa artists are contrasted with the works of American minimalism. This brings out the different, in part culturally determined ideas and perspectives of the two movements. While the western works often manifest themselves in tangible objects and sculptures for example, Korean masters prefer to use colours and soft materials such as canvas and paper. Yet the two art movements have one thing in common: They strive to fathom every object according to its essential, substantial peculiarities. Definitely well worth seeing.

Dansaekhwa and Minimalism
January 16 – March 12, 2016
Blum & Poe
2727 S. LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034

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