Installation view of Yun Hyong-keun, A retrospective at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, dated 2019.

"A hauntingly moving show of paintings"

Frieze, Venice picks by Pablo Larios
May 20, 2019

"From toxic to tonic: as figurative painting continues its creaking comeback, it was a slight curveball to see some exquisite abstractions in Helen Frankenthaler’s ‘Pittura/Panorama’ at the Palazzo Grimani Venezia, Arshile Gorky’s brilliant retrospective at Ca’ Pesaro and a hauntingly moving show of paintings by Korean Dansaekhwa painter Yun Hyong-keun. My heart almost stopped when I entered the Palazzo Fortuny, where Hyong-keun’s elongated, deeply gloomy abstractions demonstrate an almost religious commitment to reduction. Hyong-keun’s works are spare, yet mean so much: his are hollow paintings, realized in umber and ultramarine, which seem to stare at you with a sense of apocalyptic blankness."

Read the full text in Frieze

Yun Hyong-keun. A retrospective is on view at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice through November 24, 2019.

Image: Installation view, Yun Hyong-keun. A retrospective, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 2019

 

    Information

      Inquire

      To learn more about this artwork, please provide your contact information.

      By sharing your details you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

      Inquire

      To learn more about available works, please provide your contact information

      By sharing your details you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.