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Sungkok Art Museum

Cho Yong Ik

Revealing The Void

CHO YONG IK, Work 90-11131990, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm. From the series “Mushim” (1990– ). 

Courtesy Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul.

In recent years, Dansaekhwa, which translates as “monochrome painting” in Korean, has emerged as the country’s most internationally identifiable art movement. This is in spite of arguments about its status as a legitimate movement, given its loose philosophy and grouping of artists. Emerging in the mid-1970s, and operating without a clear manifesto, artists who identified with…

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