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Minjung Kim’s ‘The Memory of Process’ at White Cube, London

"Pieno di Vuoto," 2009, by Minjung Kim (1962, Gwangju), Mixed media on mulberry Hanji paper, 78 3/4 x 55 7/8 in. (200 x 142 cm), White Cube
(Courtesy: White Cube)

London-based gallery White Cube is currently hosting works by Korean artist Minjung Kim in an exhibition titled “The Memory of Process.”

The exhibition pays tribute to the inspired tact and skill needed to create Kim’s stunning works of art. The exhibition is open to visitors until March 10, 2018.

This major exhibition is the first truly comprehensive presentation of Kim’s work in the UK to date and includes paintings from series drawn from across her career, which reflect her refined minimalist language and highlights her focused exploration of abstraction and serial process.

In several of the works exhibited, Kim uses dynamic abstract compositions and bold perspectives to suggest architectural motifs. “Raggi” (2005), for example, is made-up of thin strips of hanji paper applied in diagonal layers, which converge into a vortex-like series of receding rectangles that call to mind the vertiginous effect of looking down a deep stairwell. Likewise, in “Tension” (2005), strips of hanji paper have been scorched along their edges and applied on two diagonals, meeting off-center to create a broken, vertical line which appears like the structure of a traditional wood or straw roof. In other pieces, Kim draws the architecture of the space into the abstract field of the painting, installing two-part works across the corner of a room as with “Stanza (dal nulla all’infinito),” 2006, and “Tension,” 2008.

The exhibition is on view through March 10, 2018, at White Cube, 25 – 26 Mason's Yard, London, UK.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/white-cube-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.