Lisson Gallery

Lee Ufan: Correspondence

London, 21 January – 28 February 2004

Lee Ufan: Correspondence

“It is difficult to say what is perfect or what is balanced, but the movement of vision in relation to similarity and difference is endless”
- Lee Ufan

Born in Kyongsangnamdo, South Korea in 1936, Lee Ufan is internationally regarded as the most significant Asian artist of his generation. From his first solo exhibition in Japan in 1967, he went on to participate in Documenta VI (1977) in Kassel, and in 1969 and 1973 represented Korea in the São Paulo Biennal. This will be his second one-person exhibition in Britain.

Painter, sculptor, writer and philosopher Lee Ufan came to prominence in the late 1960’s as one of the major theoretical and practical proponents of the avant garde Mono-ha (Object School) group. Japan’s first contemporary art movement to gain international recognition, the Mono-ha school of thought rejected Western notions of representation instead focusing on the relationships of materials and perceptions rather than on expression or intervention. Its definitive goal was to embrace the world at large and encourage the fluid coexistence of numerous beings, concepts and experiences.

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