A very beautiful series of paintings by Chung Sang-Hwa currently on show at Lévy Gorvy London. Sitting quietly with these paintings was an absolute joy.
Chung Sang-Hwa was born in Yeongdeok, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea in 1932. He settled in Seoul in 1992 and established his studio in Gyeonggi Province where he continues to live and work.
Chung is a leading figure of the Korean Tansaekhwa, or monochrome group. He developed his innovative painting method in the early 1970's. Art historian Lóránd Hegyi writes that Chung's work initiates a 'metaphorical archeology' within the viewer—an internal excavation of the artist's process that leads to self-realization.
These seven white monochrome paintings were created especially for this exhibition with Lévy Gorvy, the first solo exhibition of Chung's work in London. The gallery previously held the inaugural exhibition of his work in New York in the summer of 2016.
Absolutely not to be missed, and deserving of several visits, the exhibition runs from 24th May - 21st July.