Poetry, soft and spiritual, these are the words that evoke to you the exposition “Meditation” by the artist, Chung Chang-Sup at the gallery of Perrotin. You wander, or more travel, through the pieces of the artists and sense that you are experimenting something new.
Representative of Contemporary Korean Art, Chung Chang-Sup has founded with the emblematic figures of Lee Ufan, Chung Sang-Hwa, Ha Chong-Huyn, Park Seo-Bo and Yun Hyong-Keun, the Dansaekhwa group, “the school of the white”. Its members are the precursors of using a reduced chromatic range: around the white, black and beige.
The artist essentially works on a canvas using hanji, a Korean paper made in accordance with a long production process from mulberry fiber paper, a traditional material in Korea.
The ‘Meditation’ series, inaugurated in the 1990s is a new artist's approach. The line is dominated and tends to open a new depth in the table, following the meditative process. You come and observe the materials. If all paints appear to look the same, this is not the case, and each tends to be carried out in a spiritual state. Chung Chang-Sup wishes to surrender to the realization of his works in order to, he hoped, rediscover himself.
You stop and sit besides one of your favourite pieces. The use of the material in the corners creates a relief and reinforces the sensation of depth… What do you see? What do you feel? Eternity? None or mirror of your own meditations? Representation of L’Ingenu: Charles Chevillard. Photos of the works: Rights reserved to the gallery of Perrotin.