Kim Tschang Yeul
by Kim Tschang Yeul
Features ‘A Drop of Water, a Moment in History’, a text by Barbara Pollack.
Kim Tschang-Yeul (1929 - 2021 in Maengsan, Korea) was one of the greatest Korean painters. He nurtured, over a period of forty years, a unique motif: the drop of water. The waterdrop was the starting point for a singular and iconic body of work, which stands at the confluence of lyrical abstraction, Pop art and Chinese calligraphy. This simple and limpid œuvre subtly fuses Taoist wisdom, modern conceptual irony and the tragedy of war.
The public initiative-based Kim Tschang-Yeul Museum, created in honor of the artist, opened on the island of Jeju, South Korea, in 2016.