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LONDON

White Cube

SEUNG-TAEK LEE

SEUNG-TAEK LEE, Untitled, 2017, rope on canvas, 135 x 175 cm. Courtesy the artist; Gallery Hyundai, Seoul; and White Cube, London/Hong Kong.

In a painted canvas or sculpted form, visual balance is achieved in its most basic terms by the consonance of shapes and colors. The differences between these components may create tension and, hence, meaning, but one way or another, they are ultimately resolved, and from this arises harmony. The successful negation of meaning in minimalist art, then, lies in taking symmetry as a starting point—beginning with…

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