Abstract Painting and the Aesthetics of Moderation

Prof Doc Thesis

Lee, Kang-Wook 2015. Abstract Painting and the Aesthetics of Moderation. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Arts and Digital Industries https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.4468
AuthorsLee, Kang-Wook
TypeProf Doc Thesis

The journey of this research began with exploring the notion of invisible space which cannot be perceived by the human eye, and the process of image visualisation expressed through my abstract paintings, which is supported by my theoretical research. ‘Invisible Space’, the title of one of my recent paintings, evokes the notion of a very small space such as a cell or nerve tissues which form part of the human body and have the potential to simultaneously symbolise a cosmological space.
In my practice, I adopt painting as a pertinent method to realise my subjects and motifs. I consider how my painting is situated in contemporary art theory and practice by exploring artists and writers relevant to my underlying concept. I explore how my subject is presented in painting and drawing, and how my research can be developed logically and systematically in response to my practice. In this report, I analyse the three key elements: 1) abstraction that explores macro & micro space; 2) colour experiments and 3) cultural traditions and gesture through Korean Monochrome painting.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.4468
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PrintApr 2015
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Deposited07 Oct 2015
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