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Chung Sang Hwa

CHUNG SANG HWA, Work No. 3, 1972–73, acrylic on canvas, 161 × 130 cm. Photo by Gallery Hyundai, Seoul. Courtesy the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.

Despite Chung Sang Hwa’s (1932– ) market recognition in South Korea as a blue-chip Dansaekhwa artist, there has been scant academic scrutiny of his six-decade practice compared to that of his contemporaries, such as Lee Ufan and Park Seo-Bo. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul aimed to correct this oversight with its sprawling retrospective of Chung Sang Hwa, showcasing…

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