An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.

Yun Hyong-keun

One of the most significant Korean artists of the twentieth century, Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) completed his studies in Seoul following the Korean War. From the 1960s onwards, he became associated with the influential Dansaekhwa or "monochrome painting" movement, which prioritized technique and process.

Using a restricted palette, Yun applied layers of pigment to raw canvas in vertical or horizontal bands interspersed with blank space; working on his studio floor, he diluted the paint with turpentine so that it would gradually bleed into the support. On a visit to New York in 1974, Yun met Donald Judd, who was to host his first solo exhibitions in the United States at his spaces at 101 Spring Street in New York and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in Texas during the 1990s.

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A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1976.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1976
Oil on linen
71 1/2 x 90 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (181.6 x 229.2 x 3.2 cm)

This is the gallery’s first exhibition of Yun’s work since announcing representation of his work in New York, and the largest ever show by the artist in North America. Made in the 1970s and 1980s, the paintings on view reflect Yun's search for a balance between the material and immaterial.

A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1977.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1977
Oil on cotton
80 5/8 x 55 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (204.8 x 141.6 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1978.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1978
Oil on cotton
72 1/2 x 90 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (184.2 x 230.5 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1978.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1978
Oil on linen
110 1/4 x 59 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches (280 x 150.8 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, dated 1988.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, 1988
Oil on linen
89 1/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches (226.7 x 161.9 x 4.8 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber, dated 1988 to 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber, 1988-1989
Oil on linen
80 3/4 x 131 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (205.1 x 333.4 x 7 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber, dated 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber, 1989
Oil on linen
81 x 131 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (205.7 x 333.4 x 7 cm)
An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.
An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.
An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.
An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.
An installation view of the exhibition, Yun Hyong-keun, dated 2017.
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1977.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1977
Oil on cotton
80 5/8 x 55 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (204.8 x 141.6 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1978.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1978
Oil on cotton
72 1/2 x 90 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (184.2 x 230.5 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1978.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1978
Oil on cotton
90 3/8 x 71 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (229.6 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1976.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1976
Oil on linen
71 1/2 x 90 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (181.6 x 229.2 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1984.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1984
Oil on linen
102 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (259.7 x 120 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1985.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1985
Oil on linen
102 1/4 x 55 x 1 3/8 inches (259.7 x 139.7 x 3.5 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, dated 1988.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, 1988
Oil on linen
89 1/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches (226.7 x 161.9 x 4.8 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1978.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1978
Oil on linen
110 1/4 x 59 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches (280 x 150.8 x 3.2 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1981.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1981
Oil on linen
110 1/2 x 71 x 2 3/8 inches (280.7 x 180.3 x 6 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber-Blue, dated 1988 to 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber-Blue, 1986-1989
Oil on linen
118 x 59 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches (299.7 x 150.5 x 3.5 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber, dated 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber, 1989
Oil on linen
81 x 131 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (205.7 x 333.4 x 7 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1989
Oil on linen
80 7/8 x 131 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (205.4 x 333.4 x 7 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Umber, dated 1988 to 1989.

Yun Hyong-keun

Umber, 1988-1989
Oil on linen
80 3/4 x 131 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (205.1 x 333.4 x 7 cm)
A painting by Yun Hyong-keun titled Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, dated 1987.

Yun Hyong-keun

Burnt Umber & Ultramarine, 1987
Oil on linen
71 1/2 x 114 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches (181.6 x 290.8 x 3.5 cm)

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