Conditional Planes
June 21 - August 31,2019

최명영(b.1941)은 모노크롬의 회화가 추구했던 이미지의 부정과 달리 물성의 체득화 과정을 통해 회화가 지닐 수 있는 평면적 존재가치를 탐구하며, 궁극적으로 평면화를 위한 ‘평면조건’을 찾아 수십 년 동안 일관된 작품세계를 펼쳐왔다. 

이번 전시는 그간 공개되지 않았던 수직수평 시리즈를 통해 최명영 60여년의 작품 세계를 아우르며,1990년대~2000년대 작품을 대거 전시함으로써 최명영 작품세계의 완숙기를 엿 볼 수 있다.

Choi Myoung Young(b.1941) has been endeavoring coherence in his oeuvre for the past decades, seeking ‘Conditional Planes’ towards the ultimate planarization in his painting. Distinguished from Dansaekhwa’s primary idea of avoiding any reference to Western realism as an image, Choi has been scrutinizing painting as a planar existent by embedding its materiality in his practice.

The artist’s latest solo exhibition presents the exclusive series of the verticals and horizontals that encompasses his 60 years of art practice - as well as the rich display of works from 1990’s to 2000’s - resonating Choi Myoung Young’s masterly present.